The Walkley Foundation

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is a proud partner of the Walkley Foundation, the peak professional body representing Australian journalists. As a provider of media and journalism studies, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences' partnership with the Walkley Foundation reflects our Faculty’s commitment to fostering quality journalism, recognising excellence in young journalists and our constructive engagement with the media industries.

Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards

In 2018, we are supporting the Community & Regional Affairs category of the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards. 

Entries for the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards are now closed.

Student Journalist of the Year Award

This all-media category recognises excellence in student journalism across all media including print, radio, television, photography, and digital. The award winner and three finalists are chosen on the basis of journalistic excellence, including: newsworthiness, research, writing, production, incisiveness, impact, ethics, originality, innovation and creative flair. Entry for the Student Award is free.

  • Open to journalists aged 28 and under
  • Student journalist category is free to enter
  • Overall winner gets a 2 week trip to the US and mentoring opportunities

Enter here

Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship Application 

  • Get a head start in television journalism with the Walkley-Jacoby Scholarship
  • For students and grads 26 and under
  • 12 weeks paid internship at Channel Nine, the Walkley Foundation, an AFTRS course of your choice and mentoring from a senior journalist
  • Free to apply – and past applicants will tell you the interview process often leads to jobs

Enter here