Young Journalist Awards

12 March 2010

Written by: Kelly Theobald

Are you one of those amazing final year students who regularly has their work published? Or maybe you’re a graduate looking for a break?

Enter the young journo awards!

There’s only one week left and it’s free if you are a member of the Alliance. Free membership for final year students – no excuses…

Julia Medew, The Age reporter who won last year’s Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award for her fantastic work on Victoria’s flawed health system, is getting ready to pack her bags for a three-week tour of newsrooms in the UK and US, with a cool $5,000 in her pocket.

This year, you can follow in her footsteps, jetting off to New York or London as the winner of the Walkley Foundation’s prestigious Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award.

As the old saying goes, you have to be in it to win it. But remember, it’s not to be confused with the Media Super Student Journalist of the Year Awards…

Awards will be made in five categories: print, television, radio, online and photography. The overall winner will receive an opportunity to visit media organisations in London and or New York and A$5,000 spending money.

 

 

Entries for the 2010 Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards are open at www.walkleys.com and will close at 5pm on Friday March 19.

For more information, contact Alison Larsen at alison.larsen@alliance.org.au or go to http://www.youngjournalistawards.org.au/.