Entries now open for the sixth year of the Jacoby-Walker journalism scholarship

Entries are open for the 14-week paid journalism internship, aimed at final-year students and recent grads.

Entries are now open for the sixth year of the Jacoby-Walker journalism scholarship: a 14-week paid journalism internship, aimed at final-year university students and recent graduates aged 26 or under. The scholarship is targeted at young storytellers with a passion for broadcast journalism and dreams of carving out a career in the industry.

Journalists Jenny Brockie, Hamish Macdonald, Jim Waley and Dan Ilic will join media executive and award-winning producer Anita Jacoby in judging the 2018 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship – now in its sixth year.

Established in 2013 by Anita Jacoby, the scholarship recognises the legacy of her father, Phillip Jacoby, a pioneer in the Australian electronics and broadcast industries.

Across 14 weeks, the winner can develop their knowledge, understanding and media industry experience with:

• A 10-week placement in the Nine Network’s news & current affairs department in Sydney (four weeks at 60 Minutes, two weeks in the newsroom, two weeks across A Current Affair and Today, plus two weeks with 9News.com.au)

• A four-week placement at the Walkley Foundation, in the lead-up to the Walkley Awards

• Mentoring from senior journalist members of the Walkley Advisory Board

• Participation in an AFTRS Open course at the Australian Film Television and Radio School

Top photo: Lydia Bilton (2017 winner) is working as associate digital producer at the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes

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