Then Sachet got an email. “Congratulations,” it read, “your piece 'Tickled' is runner-up for the 2016 YAJA.”
“I was thrilled. I worked a lot on the article,” Sachet says.
The piece, subtitled “When the Funniest Hobby turns into your worst Nightmare,” is a review of David Farrier and Dylan Reeves’ Tickled, a darkly comic documentary about journalists who uncover the creepy cottage industry of competitive tickling videos.
For the article, Sachet actually interviewed one of the directors of the film, New Zealand TV and radio reporter David Farrier. He spoke to her for an hour about making the documentary and being bullied by Jane O’Brien Media, the creators of the occasionally non-consensual tickle tapes.
When Sachet hit the upload button on the article, she knew that she had written something particularly good. “It was one of the best I had done so far,” she says.