Applications open for Brian White scholarship

Applications have opened for the Brian White scholarship which provides students or recent graduates opportunities to kickstart a career in radio news. This annual scholarship, run with the support of Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA), is named after Brian White, the first Australian commercial radio cadet journalist who became a pioneer of the news talk format.

CRA chief commercial officer Jo Dick said:

“We are looking for talented and ambitious students or graduates who are passionate about radio news and current affairs reporting so we can help launch their radio career. In the modern media landscape radio is more important than ever as a trusted and local source of news, keeping communities informed and connected.”

Finalists participate in a workshop with radio news professionals from Nine Radio, ARN, NOVA Entertainment and SCA. A winner is chosen from them with the scholarship recipient receiving paid internship opportunities at the major metropolitan newsrooms alongside senior journalists.

Last year’s recipient Daneie Geddes  is now employed at Nine Radio in Sydney and encouraged people to apply:

“The scholarship provided invaluable networking opportunities and hands-on experience, connecting me with industry professionals and opening doors to job opportunities. The most important thing I learned during my experience was the power of storytelling and the importance of connecting with listeners on a personal level — not just reading into a microphone but telling a story.”

Applications close July 31. The finalist workshop will be held in September. Further details and how to enter can be found here:


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