Walkley Regional Journalism Summit

Serving Regional Communities February 10-11, Tamworth

 

2021 Walkley Book Award longlist announced

 

Announcing the finalists for the 66th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism

 

Kate Geraghty wins 2021 Nikon Photo of the Year Prize

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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 66-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 66-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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Professional Development

The Walkley Foundation provides professional development programs for journalists from across the industry. We want to help journalists of all experience levels and backgrounds to develop their skills, build contacts and have access to new opportunities that will support them as they hone their craft.

 

Professional Development

The Walkley Foundation provides professional development programs for journalists from across the industry. We want to help journalists of all experience levels and backgrounds to develop their skills, build contacts and have access to new opportunities that will support them as they hone their craft.

 

Support and Value journalism

The Walkley Foundation supports Australian journalism through offering scholarships, fellowships, mentoring, training and grants. 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!

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.

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.

“I am proud of the Foundation’s clear purpose. The Walkley Awards represent speaking truth to power and demonstrate the importance of journalism to our community and its enormous public impact, from the local to the national level.”

Marina Go, Walkley Foundation Chair

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The Walkley Foundation acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and their rich history of storytelling as the oldest continuous culture on earth.