Walkley Grants for Journalism provide $134,000 for 11 stand-out projects

 

Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism Winners Unveiled

Meet this year's winners

 

Watch interviews with the winners of the 2020 Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism

Celebratory speeches from this year's winners

 

The summer Australia burned, 2019-2020

A digital photojournalism exhibition

 

Spotlight On: Donna Page

2019 Walkley Award-winner with Nick Bielby for Coverage of Community and Regional Affairs

 

Adele Ferguson welcomed as a new Director of The Walkley Foundation

 

Useful COVID-19 resources for journalists

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The Walkley Foundation has celebrated and supported great Australian journalism since the first Walkley Awards, established by Sir William Gaston Walkley, were handed out in 1956.

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Why supporting Australian journalism is so important

Encouraging excellence

The Walkley Awards are the pinnacle of achievement for any Australian journalist. With a rich 64-year history, the Walkley Awards now include 30 categories across all platforms, peer-judged with a two-tier process. No matter their era, Walkley Award-winning stories have always chronicled Australia’s history, people and events.

The Walkley Foundation also runs and administers honours that benchmark excellence for freelance journalists, women’s leadership in media, industrial reporting, arts journalism and criticism, and more.

Read more about our awards and prizes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Encouraging excellence

The Walkley Awards are the pinnacle of achievement for any Australian journalist. With a rich 64-year history, the Walkley Awards now include 30 categories across all platforms, peer-judged with a two-tier process. No matter their era, Walkley Award-winning stories have always chronicled Australia’s history, people and events.

The Walkley Foundation also runs and administers honours that benchmark excellence for freelance journalists, women’s leadership in media, industrial reporting, arts journalism and criticism, and more.

Read more about our awards and prizes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Supporting the next generation

We don’t just celebrate the best emerging voices with the Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards; we’re also helping bright young reporters develop their skills and find pathways into the industry through scholarships and mentorships.

 

Supporting the next generation

We don’t just celebrate the best emerging voices with the Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards; we’re also helping bright young reporters develop their skills and find pathways into the industry through scholarships and mentorships.

 

Investing in journalism

The Walkley Foundation invests back in Australian journalism by offering grants to support public interest journalism, fellowships and training. We’re also building a digital archive of six decades of Walkley-winning journalism as a resource for journalists, students, and the public. Bringing the first draft of history to life!

Valuing journalism

We’ve got an important role to play in helping all Australians understand why great journalism makes life better, safer and fairer for all of us. We’re spreading the word by giving the best journalists a platform at public events and festivals, through The Walkley Magazine, our newsletter and our podcast. In 2019 we’re also rolling out a public awareness campaign that asks: “What price would you pay?”

Read more about how we amplify journalism

How we do it

The Walkley Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on support from corporate organisations, tertiary institutions, government, foundations and individuals to develop a wide range of programs including providing scholarships, offering grants and developing tools for increased digital media literacy.

If you would like to join us in building a news ecosystem that is thorough, far-reaching and trusted for today and for future Australians, consider partnering with us or making a donation today.

“Investing in the Walkley Foundation doesn't just support Australian journalism; it makes our democracy stronger, our society fairer and our lives richer.”

Kerry O’Brien

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