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This scholarship caters to aspiring journalists who are looking for an opportunity to follow their dreams of a career in the media. This scholarship is open to an outstanding student in their final year at university, or a recent graduate and aged 26 years or younger.

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Value

The successful applicant will complete 12 weeks of newsroom experience, with a minimum of six weeks at the Wollongong office, and an option to complete the remaining six weeks at one of the following WIN regional news centres:

  • Hobart
  • Maroochydore
  • Shepparton

The recipient will have hands-on experience by accompanying journalists and camera operators out in the field. Under the guidance of the News Director and Chief of Staff, the recipient will have the opportunity to go source, write and voice reports, which will be broadcast in the 6pm WIN News bulletins. The recipient will also have an opportunity to learn from news presenters in the studio.

The recipient will receive a $10,000 stipend for the 12-week duration of the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia aged 26 years or under.
  • They must also be enrolled in journalism or communications studies at an Australian university. Recent graduates may also apply.
  • Shortlisted applicants must be available to be interviewed by the judging panel in person.

Selection criteria includes the following:

  • A demonstrated passion for journalism across broadcast and digital.
  • An excellent academic record.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English.
  • Excellent presentation, research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Microsoft Office, G Suite and digital publishing programs.
  • The ability to be part of a collaborative busy environment
  • Work experience or contribution to wider community projects will be viewed favourably.

Work experience + $10,000 stipend

 

OPEN

8 March 2021

OPENS

26 April 2021

CLOSES

The Walkley Foundation

SPONSOR

NUMBER OFFERED

University

STUDY TYPE

Career Development

SUPPORT TYPE

Australian Capital Territory | New South Wales | Northern Territory | Queensland | South Australia | Tasmania | Victoria | Western Australia

LOCATIONS

Marketing and Communication

FIELD

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