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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Teams announced for this week’s Walkley Editors Lab news hackathon

Journalists, developers and designers from the best newsrooms in Australia will spend two days this week hacking the news at the Walkley Editors Lab competition, presented by the Walkley Foundation and the Global Editors Network with support from Google News Lab. The 2017 lineup of teams for the ...

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What do you do when powerful people lie? Answers, crowdsourced.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has been a pile of trouble for journalists, as journalists Heidi Skjeseth and Alan Rusbridger write: "The world is not black and white, neatly divided between truth and untruth, but there are such things as lies. Journalists need to be able to deal with this, especi ...

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Nick Evershed wants to let the robots do the boring work

Nick Evershed, a 2016 Walkley Innovation Grant winner, explains why he’s trying to automate news reporting. These days, reporters have less time than ever. And, despite having less time, journalists often have to write formulaic stories. Such as covering the weather — how hot is it? Is it a new r ...

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