Six Australian journalists have been selected to travel to Seoul next month as part of the Australia-Korea Media Exchange program.
Clare Armstrong (The Daily Telegraph), Edward Boyd (Sky News Australia), Sarah Dingle (ABC RN), Tansy Harcourt (The Australian), Peter Ker (AFR), Rachel Pupazzoni (ABC) and Walkley Foundation communications manager James Gorman will travel to the Republic of Korea (ROK) for a 10-day cultural exchange focussed economics, trade and security.
Supported by the Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF), the Korea Press Foundation (KPF), and the Walkley Foundation, the media exchange will spotlight the strong strategic bilateral relationship between Australia and the ROK, while providing journalists access to key industry, economic and defence experts for reporting and stakeholder relations.
In 2022 the Walkley Foundation announced its continued partnership with the AKF and KPF for media exchange programs over the next three years.
The Walkley Foundation was awarded a $120,000 grant by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to support the exchanges. In late November 2022 the Foundation escorted a cohort of six journalists from Korea to Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Sydney where participants meet business and government stakeholders, cultural experts and Australian media counterparts.