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Applications open for Brian White Scholarship


The commercial radio industry is calling for aspiring journalism students from across Australia to apply for an eight-week paid internship in Australia’s leading radio newsrooms.
 
The Brian White Scholarship 2019 is now open for applications and offers the winner the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working alongside leading news directors at Macquarie Media, Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment.
 
The scholarship is named after legendary radio broadcaster Brian White and offers the winner the choice to serve their work placement in either Sydney or Melbourne, with travel and accommodation included if they live outside these cities.
 
“The Brian White Scholarship is a unique opportunity for final year students or recent graduates to gain first-hand experience in the fast-paced radio newsrooms of our four leading commercial radio networks.
 
“The winner will spend two weeks at each network, working with senior journalists and the wider radio teams on live and breaking news scenarios and helping to produce news and updates trusted by millions of Australians every day,” said Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer Joan Warner.
 
The previous two winners of the scholarship, Kamin Gock, who studied at Charles Sturt University, and Rachel Storer, from Newcastle University, both successfully went on to full-time jobs in broadcast media.
 
Applicants can submit their entries online at www.bhwscholarship.com from today through to Friday, 19 April.
 
Entries will be judged by an industry panel. Eight finalists will be invited to attend a one-day workshop in Sydney where they will meet with commercial radio news directors: Deborah Clay (ARN), Michelle Stephenson (Nova), Erin Maher (Macquarie Media) and Natasha Jobson (SCA) to gain invaluable insights and receive feedback on their news presenting style and delivery.
 
The winner will be announced on 28 May and the work placement will begin in July.
 
Media contact: CRA – Melissa Fleming – 0417 499 529

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