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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Nick Evershed wants to let the robots do the boring work

Nick Evershed, a 2016 Walkley Innovation Grant winner, explains why he’s trying to automate news reporting. These days, reporters have less time than ever. And, despite having less time, journalists often have to write formulaic stories. Such as covering the weather — how hot is it? Is it a new r ...

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Longlist announced for 2016 Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism

Podcasts, community radio, automated reporting, student profiles and secure communications are among the topics of the outstanding projects submitted for this year’s Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism. The Walkley Foundation is proud to announce a longlist of 18 projects, which will go o ...

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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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