The Walkley Foundation celebrates and encourages great Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy.

Young Journo: Lower fee, higher age limit

Our awards for young journos are just $50 to enter (still free for MEAA members) and now open to those aged 28 and under. Don't delay on entering! The deadline's next Wednesday.

New award for industrial reporting

Unions helped forge our national egalitarian character. And great Australian journalism covering industrial relations is critical for society. Enter by May 12.

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Press Freedom Australia Dinner -Sydney

Defending the public’s right to know is at the heart of journalism. Join MEAA, the Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism and the Internat ...

Media Talk: Media and kids

In the era of fake news and 24/7 media it’s more important than ever to ensure kids develop a critical media literacy. So how do we help young people ...

Meet our stars

Jess Hill2016 Women's Leadership in Media Award

Hill won for her freelance investigative work for The Monthly and Background Briefing. “When I started researching domestic violence in 2014, I had no idea I would spend the next two years of my life on it," she said.

Yaara Bou Melhem2016 Best Freelance Journalist

Yaara Bou Melhem has worked in the remotest corners of Australia and around the world. Her story about the lives of two refugees resettled in Cambodia from Nauru gave powerful insight into the human impact of the Australian Government’s failed resettlement plan.

Elly Bradfield2016 Young Journalist of the Year

Bradfield's pieces on the ice epidemic stood out for her carefully crafted stories and brilliant use of her medium; she tackled difficult subjects with courage, sensitivity and innovation.

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