Monash University journalism students Hannah Scholte and Kate Wong Hoy have been named finalists for the 2015 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.
Hannah and Kate will compete for the prestigious award against five other finalists, including Annalise Bolt (University of New South Wales), Sam Cucchiara (RMIT University), Christina Guo (University of Sydney), Lucy Hinton (RMIT University) and Naeun Kim (Macquarie University).
This scholarship was established with the generous support of journalist and producer Anita Jacoby, to honour the memory of her father Phillip Jacoby– a pioneer in the Australian electronics and broadcast technology industry.
Hannah is excited to be in the running to win a career-changing scholarship program.
“I don’t think I could dream up a program more appealing to me at this point in my career, so I’m very pleased to be chosen as a finalist and incredibly excited about the prospect of being successful in taking it,” Hannah said.
“I’m passionate about pursuing video journalism, so gaining experience in the media workplaces involved and completing a short course at the same time would be an invaluable opportunity.”
Katie said she was very grateful and honoured to have been selected as a finalist for the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.
“It is an incredible opportunity and I am thrilled to have reached this stage,” she said.
“One of the videos I submitted was a current affairs story that I filmed on my Mum’s stroke recovery story and it is a piece I am very proud of.
“It is amazing that it has now been recognised by industry professionals. I have dreamed about being a television journalist for years and I am so excited to be one step closer to realising that dream.”
Final-year journalism students and recent graduates, with a passion for investigative or long-form television reporting, were encouraged to apply for the 12-week paid internship.
The winner will spend eight weeks at the Nine Network, four weeks at The Walkley Foundation and complete at least one TV production course through the open program at AFTRS.
They will also be mentored by senior journalist members of The Walkley Advisory Board and work with and learn from some of Australia’s leading journalists and producers.
The scholarship is open to students 26 years and under enrolled in journalism or communication studies at an Australian university.
The winner will be announced at the Walkley mid-year Celebration in Sydney on July 29, 2015.
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