The Walkley Foundation celebrates and encourages great Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy.

Cancer kills acne!

In the Walkley Magazine, Matt Teffner writes about how he and illustrator Simon Letch told the story of a teenager’s year with cancer as though it were a screenplay.

Congratulations to the 2017 shortlist

It's been a busy few weeks at the Incubator, and a lot of projects have already changed dramatically. Here are the 28 shortlisters who will get to pitch our judges for seed funding.

New award for arts journalism and criticism

We've taken over the prestigious Pascall Prize for arts criticism and have added it and a new award for arts journalism to our suite of mid-year awards. Entries open now!

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In the era of fake news and 24/7 media it’s more important than ever to ensure kids develop a critical media literacy. So how do we help young people ...

Meet our stars

Jess Hill2016 Women's Leadership in Media Award

Hill won for her freelance investigative work for The Monthly and Background Briefing. “When I started researching domestic violence in 2014, I had no idea I would spend the next two years of my life on it," she said.

Yaara Bou Melhem2016 Best Freelance Journalist

Yaara Bou Melhem has worked in the remotest corners of Australia and around the world. Her story about the lives of two refugees resettled in Cambodia from Nauru gave powerful insight into the human impact of the Australian Government’s failed resettlement plan.

Elly Bradfield2016 Young Journalist of the Year

Bradfield's pieces on the ice epidemic stood out for her carefully crafted stories and brilliant use of her medium; she tackled difficult subjects with courage, sensitivity and innovation.

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