Investing in regional journalism
Sixteen universities across Australia
have received federal funding as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment
to quality public interest journalism.
Minister for Communications and the Arts
Mitch Fifield said $2.29 million was being provided as part of the first round
of the Regional Journalism Scholarships Program.
“The scholarships are aimed at students
from rural and regional areas so they can acquire skills and knowledge
necessary to operate in the contemporary news media industry and stay living
and working outside the major cities,” he said.
The 66 scholarships worth up to $40,000
each will help regional journalism students develop invaluable career skills at
university so they can be job-ready at the completion of their studies.
“This funding is important to ensure the
journalism profession continues to attract Australia’s best and brightest
individuals, and encourage them to stay working in regional communities.”
A number of high quality applications
were received under the program, and this has allowed the Government to fund a
diverse range of opportunities.
information, including a full list of successful grant recipients, visit: www.communications.gov.au/regionalinnovation
Authorised by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Liberal Party of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra.