Supporting young journalists
- Author: Ebony Preen
- Posted: 14th June 2012
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has initiated a partnership with the Walkley Foundation, the peak professional body representing Australian journalists.
The Faculty will sponsor the ‘Walkley Young Journalist of the Year – Print Journalism’ for the next three years.
As a provider of journalism studies, the new partnership reflects the Faculty’s commitment to the importance of fostering quality Australian journalism and recognising excellence in young journalists.
Professor James Donald, Dean of the Faculty said that the partnership is a sign of UNSW's constructive engagement with the media industries. 'In times of rapid media change,' he added, 'the traditional skills of print journalism – investigative research, accurate reporting and the ability to tell a compelling story – become all the more important. We are very happy to be supporting this award.'
The Walkley Foundation recently announced the finalists in the 2012 Young Journalist Awards, with the winner revealed at the annual awards ceremony on June 27. The Faculty congratulates the three finalists in the Print Journalism category and is delighted to support the recognition of their outstanding contribution to the industry.
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