Walkley Foundation 2017 Event Calendar
The foundation’s mission is to celebrate and encourage Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy. Through our events, outlined here, we aim to promote Australian journalism here and abroad, demonstrate the value of journalism to the general public, recognise and honour great journalism, and guide the craft through an age of major disruption.
Whether you’re a student or a senior journalist, a partner or a regular Australian, we’ve got something going on for you in 2017. Check our Events page for details and registration on upcoming talks, trainings and other get-togethers.
March 28-April 5, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne
The Walkley Foundation will host four South Korean journalists in Australia for a series of meetings with media organisations and businesses. This two-way exchange aims to build ties and facilitate more accurate and nuanced reporting about Australia in Korea. Our journalists will be visiting Korea in September; applications open later this year.
April 28, Sydney
The Australian media and supporters come together each year to highlight issues in Australia and the Asia Pacific, and to raise money for the ongoing campaign for press freedom and journalists’ safety.
July 26, Sydney
Innovation, independence and creativity are celebrated at the Walkley Mid-Year Awards program. The night includes awards for Women’s Leadership in Media (new in 2016), the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year, the Best Freelancer of the Year, the Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism and the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.
August 24-31, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney
Our festival of storytelling attracts entrepreneurial thinkers, digital gurus and storytellers from Australia and around the globe. Satellite talks and trainings engage our journalist community across Australia. This year we’re expanding the program, and kicking off in Brisbane with a public program — including live storytelling onstage with Storyology After Dark.
Sept. 21, Sydney
This national media awards program, administered by the Walkley Foundation, recognises and rewards exemplary reporting of violence against women, particularly reporting that highlights the causes and prevention of violence.
Oct. 12, Sydney
A popular event for both media and the public, this event showcases nominees for the Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism and the Walkley Documentary Award.
Oct. 19, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne
This is the night when journalists’ dreams of winning a Walkley come a step closer to reality, with the announcement of the finalists in each category. Popular with entrants and Walkley partners alike, these simultaneous events attract hundreds of industry professionals.
Nov. 29, Brisbane
Every journalist dreams of an invitation to this exclusive gala event, where finalists rub shoulders with judges, former winners, and industry and corporate supporters.
Walkley Media Talks
Monthly, State Library of NSW, Sydney; Quarterly, State Library of SA, Adelaide
These talks are a cornerstone of the Walkley public program, encouraging discussion in the broader community about the value of journalism in our society. Recorded for the WalkleyTalks podcasts, these talks attract a varied audience and regularly sell out.
Future Fridays & Training
Nationally throughout the year
Talks and workshops on the state of the industry, craft and technology of journalism. These discussions will be focused on innovation, with practical takeaways and networking drinks – an accessible format to complement our digital training program.
To partner with The Walkley Foundation on any of these events, please contact Walkleys marketing and partnerships manager Lauren Katsikitis at firstname.lastname@example.org.