“Media Super supports the careers and aspirations of all people within our industries, and the Walkley Foundation has an important role to play in fostering, recognising and celebrating the first class work of Australian journalists. At a time when the media industry is undergoing significant structural change and is under increasing scrutiny (and attack) , it’s critically important that we continue to strive for excellence, demonstrate our respect for the truth and defend the public’s right to know. We’re proud to support Australian journalism through the Walkley Foundation. ”

— Graeme Russell, chief executive officer, Media Super


“As Australia's biggest producer of television news services we're committed to nurturing and celebrating quality journalism. The Walkley Foundation plays a central role in promoting and recognising the journalistic achievements of Australian media. Our channels Sky News National, Sky News Business, Sky News Weather and Australia's Public Affairs Channel are the product of modern-day journalism produced in ten bureaus across Australia and New Zealand. Everyone at Australian News Channel is proud to support the Walkley Foundation.”

— Angelos Frangopoulos, chief executive officer, Australian News Channel

“In 2000, Nikon and the Walkley Foundation partnered to further the acknowledgement and appreciation of press photography in Australia in the form of the Nikon-Walkley Press Photo Awards. For Nikon this partnership was an incredibly positive alignment that gave us better opportunities to interact directly with our professional user base in a more meaningful way, while building greater brand awareness with our core high-end consumers. The Nikon-Walkley Awards remain the most prestigious form of recognition for photojournalists in Australia – and Nikon remains a very proud supporter. As a brand committed to innovation and excellence in all forms of product development, design and performance, our alignment with the Walkley Foundation is due to similar values. We look forward to the next stages as the foundation continues to develop across our ever-changing digital landscape ”

— Kylie Dredge, brand marketing manager, Nikon Australia


“For more than 50 years the Walkley Awards have been the inspiration for hundreds of great careers in journalism. In such a rapidly changing industry it is more important than ever that we recognise excellence in journalism. Journalism represents a fundamentally important part of an open society. The Walkley Foundation represents a celebration, an independent voice, and a chance for the industry to recognise its achievements, as it supports and encourages professional and ethical journalism and promotes excellence in the Australian media. At iSentia our clients ask us to track and measure the news because they know how important a role journalism plays in our society – and we’re thrilled to support the foundation that recognises the finest work of our nation’s Fourth Estate.”

— John Chalmers, executive director, marketing and communications, iSentia


“Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is pleased to have sponsored the Walkley Awards for Journalism Excellence every year since 2008. Walkley Award winners and finalists promote the values of democracy by courageously exploring some of the major issues that confront society today. The Walkley Awards foster, promote and recognise Australian journalists who often make personal sacrifices to inform, educate and entertain Australians to bring about political, social and lasting change in one of the world’s great democracies.

— Adrian Dolahenty, Senior External Affairs Manager, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Be part of the story with the Walkley Foundation

The Walkley Foundation is at the heart of Australian media. We are a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, supported primarily by sponsorship and grants that fund an exciting year-round program of industry and public events, innovation incubators, training and awards.

The ongoing support of high-calibre media organisations and corporate Australia is essential to what the Walkley Foundation is able to achieve. Our current partners’ commitment to the Walkley Foundation is their public declaration that an independent, ethical and robust media remains an essential facet of our democracy.

Get involved:

Alignment with the Walkley Foundation offers your organisation the ongoing opportunity to position your brand in association with media excellence innovation and build relationships with senior journalists and media industry figures around the nation.

There are many ways to support the work of the Walkley Foundation. By joining the Walkleys family, you associate your organisation with the pursuit of excellence and innovation.

Be a part of the story. Become a Walkley Partner or a Friend of the Walkley Foundation.

Lauren Katsikitis

Walkley Foundation Ltd is a company limited by guarantee (ABN: 164 809 349)

platinum partners

Tourism and Events Queensland
Media Super

gold partners

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

silver media partners

News Corp Australia
Sky News
Fairfax Media

media partners

Schwartz Media
Seven Network
Nine Network

silver partners

QUT Creative Industries
BHP Billiton
University of Queensland
Australian Super
State Library NSW

university partners

University of Sydney
Western Sydney University
Macleay College
The University of NSW


Global Editors Network
DFAT Japan
DFAT Indonesia
Telum Media
Three Plus
Our Watch
Express Media
Council for Latin-American Relations – COALAR
Council for Australia-Arab Relations – CAAR
Concrete Playground
Pro Bono Australia
Junkee Media
VICE Media
Australia-Korea Foundation
Minter Ellison Lawyers
Banki Haddock Fiora Lawyers
Private Media