About

Stephen Jeffery is an award-winning journalist and writer, currently working at the Redland City Bulletin in South East Queensland, Australia.

Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Queensland in 2011. While at university, he held a weekly newsreading spot on Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ and took part in work experience and internships at print, radio, television and online news outlets in New South Wales and Queensland.

Stephen started his cadetship at The Armidale Express in February 2012, where he covered stories including the first appeal against the NSW government’s new consorting laws, allegations of a child sex abuse cover-up in the Catholic Diocese of Armidale and the dramatic rise and fall of former state independent MP and federal Nationals candidate Richard Torbay. His work at the Express was recognised at the 2013 Northern NSW Journalism Awards, with Stephen receiving the Tom Barrass Award for Regional Journalism and a finalist for the PF Adams Young Journalist of the Year.

In June 2013 he left the Express and started work at The Bayside Bulletin and The Redland Times, where he covered crime, court, emergency services and education news. He continued in this role when the Bulletin and Times merged to form the Redland City Bulletin in July 2014.

Stephen’s print, online and social media coverage of the January 2014 North Stradbroke Island bushfires earned him the Queensland Country Press Association’s Young Journalist of the Year Award. His work, especially on stories of statewide or national interest is often syndicated on other Fairfax websites such as Brisbane Times, and he is occasionally asked to detail major stories on Brisbane radio station 4BC.

Creative writing by Stephen has featured on ABC’s The Drum page and blog site Writer’s Bloc.

Examples of Stephen’s work in print, radio, video and online can be viewed on this website. His contact details are also available.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys bushwalking, the beach, reading and creative writing, with a fondness for satire.

Any views expressed on this site are Stephen’s own and do not reflect the views of his employers.