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JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism

Application open: 01 Jul 2019
Application close: 11 Aug 2019, 11:59pm
Status: Open

The JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism is a prestigious national award that encourages and supports a young university student who is passionate about pursuing a career as a rural or regional journalist upon graduation. The Award was established through a private donation from Mr John B Fairfax AO.

This Award is an outstanding opportunity for a budding journalist to gain a diverse range of practical experience at the coalface of rural and regional reporting, with three relevant internships that will provide a launch pad to a career telling the rich stories from country Australia.

The Award includes a $10,000 cash scholarship along with the following suite of internships providing practical work experience with:

  • The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Media Team at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
  • Fairfax Agricultural Media at The Land Newspaper
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in their Brisbane newsroom