Media, communications and journalism students from Victorian universities and TAFEs are invited to apply for a chance to be published in their local Leader newspaper, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Report it Right and WIN! competition.
Disability Services and Reform Minister Mary Wooldridge said the competition challenges students to research and write a news story or feature article on people with disability and the issues they may face.
“This competition provides the next generation of journalists and communications professionals with the challenge of how to best portray people with disability in their reporting,” Ms Wooldridge said.
“I’m delighted that for the second year we have partnered with Leader Community Newspapers, who will publish the winner’s story in their local Leader publication.”
Winners of the Report it Right and WIN! competition will also share in $5000 worth of prizes, selected to support students in their studies and early stages of their careers.
“The competition builds on the Reporting it Right guidelines for portraying people with disability, developed in Victoria in conjunction with people with disability and media professionals.
“As we developed the guidelines for portraying people with disability, both media professionals and people with disability spoke of the importance of supporting future media practitioners to consider how to report on disability,” said Ms Wooldridge.
Entries in the Report it Right and WIN! competition will be judged by a panel of experts including representatives from the media, people with disability, and the Victorian Government’s Disability Advisory Council.
Students are encouraged to consider the Reporting it Right guidelines when developing their story. Entries into the Report it Right and WIN! competition close at 5.00 pm on Monday 14 October. Competition winners will be announced in early November.
Competition contact: Maria Coates | Phone: 9096 9715 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org