The WIN Network has announced a new scholarship program in partnership with The Walkley Foundation, which highlights the role of broadcast journalism in regional areas.
Comprising a 12-week, full-time program, an aspiring journalist 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 (pictured) said, “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.
“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
The recipient of the WIN News Scholarship receives a stipend of $10,000 to cover the 12-week duration.