Adam Morton

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Adam Morton

PhD Candidate and University Associate
Journalism, Media and Communications
School of Social Sciences

Room 508, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus


Adam Morton is a PhD candidate in Journalism, Media and Communications, a University Associate at the University of Tasmania and a freelance journalist.

He is an experienced editor and reporter, with a particular focus on environmental issues, energy and politics. He spent 15 years working for Fairfax Media, mostly at The Age, where he was environment editor, society editor, Sunday Age deputy editor and a senior writer. He now writes for Guardian Australia and has contributed to Climate Home, the BBC and the Lowy Institute-published The Interpreter, among others.

He has won several journalism awards, including: the United Nations Association of Australia media award for environmental reporting (2009, 2010, 2016); the European Union-Qantas journalism award (2011); a Society of Publishers in Asia excellence in journalistic innovation award (with colleagues at the Sydney Morning Herald in 2017). His work appeared in The Best Australian Science Writing anthology (New South) in 2016 and 2017.