Nicole Precel is an award-winning journalist, film maker and photographer with a passion for news and storytelling. She works as a video journalist and reporter at the Age.
Previously, Nicole has worked for Fairfax Media, Al Jazeera English, News Corp, Current TV, SBS2, BBC London, International Federation of Journalists, Marie Claire UK, AsiaLife HCMC, United Nations Population Fund and Star News Group.
She is also the co-founder of social enterprise Co-Ground, which runs a social enterprise cafe in Melbourne, an events company and supports education and livelihood projects in the Asia-Pacific. In 2015, the organisation won an Australian anti-poverty award and in 2016 a JetStar Flying Start Grant.
Nicole has won a 2013 Melbourne Press Club Quill Award, the 2013 CNA National and regional Community Service Award, has been a finalist for the 2011 Human Rights Awards for print and online media, a finalist in the 2011 United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award, a finalist in the Community Newspapers of Australia Award in 2009 and 2012, winner in CNA special publication and finalist in the South East Regional Media Awards for excellence in Print. Her films have also aired at the 2013 San Francisco Green Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Transitions Film Festival.