Finalists announced for 2018 Walkley Mid-Year Awards

Finalists announced for Walkley Mid-Year Awards The Walkley Foundation is delighted to announce finalists for its 2018 Mid-Year Awards. Peer-judged and selected on the basis of journalistic excellence, the Mid-Year Awards suite includes the Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards, a ...

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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, an ...

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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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