How the Australian government should support public interest journalism in a time of crisis: Our view

The Walkley Foundation has called for the government to address the challenges facing journalism with a multifaceted package of tax incentives, financial support and stakeholder negotiations. The Foundation’s proposals are part of a submission of analysis and recommendations to the Australian Senate ...

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Young Australian Journalist of the Year, Arts Journalism and more: Winners announced for Walkley mid-year awards

SYDNEY — The Walkley Foundation tonight announced winners for its suite of mid-year awards, as well as projects receiving seed money from the Walkley Media Incubator and Innovation Fund. The foundation’s annual Mid-Year Award Celebration recognises the best young journalists, freelancers, and pro ...

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The Walkleys are introducing an award for innovation in journalism. Here’s why.

As we reviewed the Walkley Awards recently, it seemed obvious that we should consider innovation in storytelling. Journalism is changing so fast. And encouraging experimentation in this change is such a big part of what we do at the Walkleys. The awards need to reflect that. At the same time, we mus ...

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You’re right, this wasn’t covered in your journalism degree

Looking back, I can see why the founders of the Walkleys innovation program’s shortlisted projects left each day of our bootcamps pumped but also exhausted. The workshops were intense and, for many, involved exploring entirely new mental terrain. The idea was to cram as much design thinking training ...

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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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Introducing the 20 journalists who have been awarded Walkley Coding Scholarships

It turns out choosing just 16 journalists from more than a hundred reporters and producers who are hungry for new skills and deeply aware of the need to learn how to code is really bloody hard. When the Walkleys first launched our coding scholarships with the Coder Factory Academy, we had no idea h ...

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