Entries close Monday April 26 for the Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism

Awards, scholarships, fellowship and grant opportunities are open NOW.

 

New: JNI Opportunity Fellowships

Giving talented early-career journalists and individuals from diverse backgrounds wanting to enter the profession the chance to develop their journalism careers. Apply by May 10.

 

Spotlight on Liam Mannix

2020 Walkley Award-winner for Print/Text Feature Writing Short (under 4000 words)

 

Watch videos of all the “Walkleys Live: The Journalism Gene” talks

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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 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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

“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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