Regional journalism scholarships and cadetships now available
27 June 2018
Applications are now open for journalism
scholarships and cadetships of up to $40,000 each as part of the Turnbull
Government’s Regional and Small Publisher’s Jobs and Innovation
Journalism schools can now apply for funding to award scholarships to
assist their students pursue a career in journalism and pay for expenses
including tuition fees, living costs and accommodation. 30 scholarships are
available in the first funding round.
The Program is also offering cadetships to help regional and small
publishers stay competitive and entice more graduates to stay in regional areas
and contribute their expertise. 100 cadetships will be available in this first
Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, said the package
will open up new opportunities for students in Australia’s regional media
sector and stimulate growth in smaller media organisations.
“Regional media outlets are continually challenged by today’s rapidly
changing media environment. The new scholarships will bring through a new
generation who are passionate about their communities and will help strengthen
Australia’s regional journalism sector,” Minister Fifield said.
“The cadetships we’re providing will also help small publishers cut
through and hire more journalists, giving them the backing they need to grow
their organisation and help to support our next generation of journalism
students,” Minister Fifield said.
Applications for both the scholarships and cadetships are open now and
will close on 27 July 2018.
The Government announced the measures as part of its comprehensive 2017
Broadcasting and Content Reform Package to help strengthen our regional media.
For more information on the media reforms or the grant opportunities: www.communications.gov.au/regional-innovation
Authorised by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Liberal Party of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra.