Innovation grant application deadline extended to Monday

It has been a tumultuous week for many Australian journalists. We have decided to extend the deadline for the Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism (which was midnight tonight). We'll shut down online submissions at 9am Monday, March 21. Learn about the grants here: Walkley Grants for Innov ...

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Always throw away the prototype! Lessons from innovation grantee Issimo

Our journalism innovation grants are about to close, and our jury will soon have the daunting task of sorting through a pile of incredible ideas to further Australian journalism, and trying to guess which ones have the most potential. So this is a very good time to look back at past projects. What w ...

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Lone star: The startling success of the Texas Tribune’s non-profit investigative journalism

Can the Texas Tribune’s successes be a model for other investigative news sites? Ean Higgins ventured deep in the heart of Texas to find out. Austin cab driver Mike Smith is one of those only-in-Texas sort of guys. This reporter sat up front, because the back was full of electronic equipment, ...

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Power to the People: Nina Hendy & The Freelance Collective

By Jake Carson Professionally trained journalist Nina Hendy found herself at a crossroad. It was 2009, and was in the middle of the Global Financial Crisis. Times were tough, morale was low and nobody, seemed to have any money. Newsrooms across the world; already on increasingly unstable gr ...

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Independent, Important, Indigenous: Luke Pearson, IndigenousX & the Next Big Step

By Jake Carson Since its creation three years ago, Luke Pearson’s IndigenousX media platform has become a leading and important voice for Indigenous representation within the Australian media. Centred on Pearson’s well-known and widely followed Twitter account, @IndigenousX, the program has ho ...

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