WIN News announces $10,000 scholarship with the Walkley Foundation

WIN News and the Walkley Foundation have partnered on a $10,000 scholarship program.

The announcement:

WIN News & The Walkley Foundation unveil $10,000 scholarship program

The WIN Network is proud to announce a new scholarship program in partnership with The Walkley Foundation.

The WIN News Scholarship marks an investment in the future of Australian journalism while promoting the vital role of broadcast journalism in regional areas.

Comprising a 12-week, full-time program, this exceptional opportunity gives aspiring journalists the framework and fundamentals for a dream career in media.

The successful applicant will gain first-hand newsroom experience while sharpening their broadcast industry skills and learning from established and passionate industry experts.

WIN News Network News Director Stella Lauri believes the scholarship is especially significant, given the current uncertainty of Australia’s media landscape.

“While there is much the Federal Government needs to do, in terms of changing archaic laws to secure the future of broadcast regional news, this scholarship is WIN Television’s message to the media industry, it has a strong belief in telling the stories that matter in regional areas,” Lauri says.

“WIN News has provided a solid foundation to graduates for more than 50 years and is proud to be partnering with the prestigious Walkley Foundation to continue fostering journalism in this country.”

The WIN News Scholarship will be open to outstanding students in their final year of university studies, or recent graduates aged 26 years or under. The successful applicant will complete a minimum six-week period based at WIN News in Wollongong, with an option to complete the remaining six-week period at one of the following WIN regional news centres.

• Sunshine Coast
• Hobart
• Shepparton

The recipient of the WIN News Scholarship receives a stipend of $10,000 to cover the 12-week duration.

Applications open on March 10, 2020.

Source: WIN media release


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