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Great Australian journalism does a lot of the heavy lifting for a healthy democracy. Celebrate the best with your peers and prominent media personalities as we announce finalists in the 59th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

Join us in Melbourne on Thursday October 23 and be the first to know this year’s Walkley Award contenders

The Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism are presented annually in Australia to recognise and reward excellence in the craft. Finalists are selected by eminent journalists and photographers and overall winners judges by the Walkley Board.

The Walkley Awards cover all media including print, television, radio, photographic and online media. They can be regarded as the Australian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes. The Walkleys have grown organically over the years, expanding to encompass the changing nature of the media industry and innovation in the craft. The 34 categories awarded in 2013 embraced multimedia storytelling, news and feature writing; artwork, cartoons and photography; radio and TV reporting and interviewing; business, international and sport, indigenous affairs, social commentary and investigative journalism. More than 1300 entries were received. The Walkleys also recognise excellence in long form journalism through the Walkley Book and Documentary awards. The Gold Walkley is the most prestigious award, chosen from all category winners.


 Walkley Finalist Announcement Loop Meyers Place



Do you think web scraping is about getting rid of those spiders under the eaves?

Or that datawrapper is something you find stuck to the back seat of the car? Welcome to the world of digital media, and the amazing tools available to turbo-charge your journalism and open up new career directions, all while making your working life easier.

Digital Media Boot Camp, in Melbourne on the weekend of November 22 and 23, will provide a high level overview of the websites, apps and programs being used right now in digital newsrooms and by adventurous multimedia journalists.

This intensive learning experience will show you what’s achievable even if you have no idea about computer coding, and the even greater vistas that open up if you do.


From 9.30AM

General Assembly

1/20 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Register now to take advantage of early-bird discounts!

Full-weekend passes start from $418

Register here: http://walkleys.com/event/digital-media-boot-camp-melbourne/

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