Our best to Laurie Oakes on news of his retirement

Laurie Oakes is one of Australia’s finest journalists — he’s whip-smart, wise, and suffers no fools. He has served the public tirelessly and vigorously advocated for press freedom. Among his many accolades are the 1998 Walkley for Journalistic Leadership and the 2010 Gold Walkley. After close to 50 ...

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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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Why we’re retiring the International category from the Walkley Awards

Update: July 12, 2017 We've heard concerns from many journalists about the loss of the Walkley Award for international reporting in our recent suite of changes to the awards. If you shared your feedback, thank you. We know how important the Walkley Awards are to journalists and their careers, we ...

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By the numbers: International stories win (all sorts of) Walkley Awards

By Kate McClymont and Angelos Frangopoulos Walkley Advisory Board chair, 2014-2016, and current chair We’ve heard disappointment from some — including many people we respect and admire — that the Walkley Awards will no longer include an award specifically for international reporting. O ...

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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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