Pascall Prize to join Walkley Foundation mid-year awards; new arts journalism award created

The Walkley Foundation has added the Pascall Prize for arts criticism and a new award for arts journalism to its suite of mid-year awards. Entries for both are open now. Quick links Enter the award Learn more about our other mid-year awards for freelancers, women, young journalists and indust ...

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In the era of fake news, who would want to be a political reporter?

And is fake news even a thing in Australia? SKY NEWS political editor and Walkley winner David Speers didn't hold back in his 2017 Press Freedom Australia Dinner speech tonight. "I was asked to speak tonight about political reporting in the era of 'fake news'," he began. "It seems to be the i ...

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Should you bother applying for the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship? Notes from past winners.

Getting a break into journalism has never been easy, but it’s getting harder as newsrooms shrink. Yet more than 3,000 people graduate from journalism degrees each year. But it’s not impossible. Getting more great young people into television news has long been a key focus for philanthropist and f ...

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Walkleys launch new award for Australian reporting on industrial relations

The Walkley Foundation has launched a new national award for exceptional industrial relations reporting by the Australian media. The Helen O’Flynn and Alan Knight Award for Best Industrial Reporting was created in partnership with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Unions NSW, AiGroup, th ...

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Introducing our Walkleys Media Incubator and Innovation Fund longlist

Strap yourselves in — we’ve got 100 or so longlisted projects to introduce and a few emerging themes in Australian media innovation to unpack for you based on the 2017 entries to Australia’s only journalism ventures incubator. Let me start with a bit of context: For the past three years, the Walkle ...

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Why we’re moving the Walkley Magazine to Medium

The Walkley Magazine you know and love isn’t going anywhere. Our print edition will still be landing in the mailboxes of journalists across Australia and New Zealand four times in 2017. But we’re trying out a new home for Walkley Magazine stories online, starting with Issue 88 (March/April 2017). ...

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