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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Sharknado-ise your podcast

“Listen,” Susan Davis told us. “See what you like, see what you don’t. … When you’ve edited something, close your eyes and hit play. Don’t watch it. You need to hear everything. Try really hard to be a listener, and to consider the world that way.” Read the full story in the Walkley Magazine on M ...

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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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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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Fishing where the fish are: ABC News on Facebook Messenger

Craig McCosker, ABC's product manager for mobile, on a recent experiment. Late last year, 20 ambitious young journalists lined up for the final round of the ABC News 2017 cadet intake interviews. “Why do you want a cadetship?” we asked. “Because you are in all the places I get news,” many said ...

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