Welcome to your weekly Walkley E-Bulletin. This week:

 

PRESS FREEDOM RAFFLE! Mango cocktails poolside at Pinctada Cable Beach Resort & Spa thanks to Australia’s North-West Tourism and Pinctada? For just $5 a ticket or $50 a book? This amazing first prize could soon be yours! Buy up big in the 2014 Press Freedom Raffle or miss out on a potential tropical treat. http://walkleys.com/press-freedom/2014-press-freedom-australia-raffle/

 

PRESS FREEDOM AUSTRALIA DINNER TICKETS SELLING FAST – SYDNEY, MAY 2! Support journalist colleagues at risk in the Asia Pacific and hear from award-winning journos Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker as they spill the beans on investigations that land them in court. It costs $140 for members and you can pay through instalments! Email melissa.mcallister@alliance.org.au.

 

JOIN THE 30 DAYS OF PRESS FREEDOM CAMPAIGN Leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the Walkley Foundation is partnering with MEAA and the IFJ Asia Pacific for the second annual 30 Days of Press Freedom campaign. We will have daily highlights of cases to raise awareness of press freedom issues in our region. Follow 30 Days of Press Freedom on Facebook and use the #30DaysofPressFreedom hashtag and share your stories with us @walkleys @ifjasiapacific @mediaalliance @withMEAA

 

GREMLINS STRIKE THE YOUNG WALKLEY AWARDS If you entered the Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Awards between March 17 and March 31, our server issues meant it may not have arrived. Please double-check with lauren.dixon@walkleys.com that your entry has been received. Entries are open until April 28, so those who haven’t entered should also get cracking: http://walkleys.com/awards/young-journalist-of-the-year/

 

ENTRIES OPEN: STORYOLOGY SLIDE NIGHT – SYDNEY, MAY 15. NSW snappers, it’s time to submit your work – visit http://walkleys.com/about/photography-galleries/storyology-slide-nights/ for details. RSVP: for the event at the Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW: https://storyologyslidenight.eventbrite.com.au

 

SEND US YOUR IDEAS FOR STORYOLOGY Expressions of interest have started flowing in for our four-day festival of ideas, innovation and storytelling in Sydney from December 1-4, 2014. Deadline for submissions is May 2. http://walkleys.com/storyology-2014-get-involved/

 

JACOBY-WALKLEY SCHOLARSHIP Over 12 weeks, one lucky (and talented) scholarship recipient will gain excellent practical experience in the media industry, including eight weeks at the nine network in Sydney, four weeks at the Walkley Foundation and participation in at least one TV production course at AFTRS: http://walkleys.com/get-involved/scholarships/

 

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER – SYDNEY, APRIL 10 This special event with ABC foreign correspondent Zoe Daniel – including her Sydney book launch! – and journalist Peter Lloyd is a sell-out. If you’ve RSVPd and can’t make it, please be kind enough to let us know and make way for the hungry hordes! http://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/the-walkley-foundation-4021483703

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – SYDNEY, MAY 2 We’re seeking volunteers to assist at the 2014 Press Freedom Australia Dinner and help fundraise on the night. Volunteers must be available from 3.00pm. To register: http://walkleys.com/get-involved/volunteer/

 

ARE YOU IN “NEW MEDIA”? Dr Janet Fulton from the University of Newcastle is conducting research into “the new type of media professional” in the contemporary media environment in Australia. She wants to interview Australian-based digital media workers, producers and publishers who are disseminating information: Web startups, bloggers, web publishers and online publications. Is this you? More information: http://ausmediaentrepreneurship.wordpress.com/who-can-take-part-in-the-research/

 

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HAVE QUESTIONS? Flip Prior, The Walkley Foundation communications and partnerships manager

T: (02) 9333 0956 | M: 0409 912 955 | E: flip.prior@walkleys.com