WIN News Central West journalist Alison Dance has been named one of 14 successful fellows to form the inaugural Our Watch Fellowship Program.
The new program is an initiative of national charity Our Watch and is administered by the Walkley Foundation. Its goal is to develop journalists’ best practice reporting on violence against women, while deepening their understanding of this issue and its complexities.
The 14 successful fellows hail from diverse media backgrounds, platforms and locations around Australia.
WIN’s Network news director Stella Lauri was delighted at news of Dance’s selection. “Violence against women is not restricted by factors such as geographical location, cultural background or socio-economic bracket.
“Alison is driven, and extremely committed to quality journalism,” Dance said. “I’m certain the expert mentorship and key learnings from this program will ensure issues of violence against women in regional Australia continue to be reported with accuracy and sensitivity. Congratulations to Alison on her well-deserved achievement.”
Commencing in 2019, the Our Watch Fellowship program comprises a series of three retreats scheduled in February, March and June.
The other successful Fellows are:
• Kylie Boltin, SBS
• Liz Burke, News.com.au
• Dimity Clancey, A Current Affair, Nine
• Maddison Connaughton, The Saturday Paper
• Nour Haydar, ABC
• Ivy Jensen, The Riverine Herald
• Sarah Malik, SBS
• Sherele Moody, News Corp
• Lauren Novak, The Advertiser
• Gary Nunn, Freelance
• Miki Perkins, The Age
• Emma Race, ABC
• Gina Rushton, BuzzFeed News