SCA news director takes up international fellowship exchange

Southern Cross Austereo’s Sydney News Director Deborah Clay will travel to Singapore tomorrow to take up her week long fellowship exchange at MediaCorp, the prize for winning the 2013 Brian White Award at the annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards.   
The Brian White Award, named after the legendary Australian commercial radio newsman Brian White, who was commercial radio’s first cadet journalist, recognises journalistic achievement and effort in all aspects of radio journalism.
Deborah will spend a week at MediaCorp, the leading radio broadcaster in Singapore operating 13 FM stations, which broadcast in four different languages offering news, sports, information, music and entertainment for a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Deborah said: “I’m excited about this opportunity and interested in finding out about how a premiere station in another country approaches news.  Plus I would also like to understand more about the operational aspects of their newsroom and any innovations and cutting edge methods of reporting.”
Commercial Radio Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Joan Warner said: “The Brian White Award has long been considered one of the most prestigious awards at the ACRAs and the Mediacorp prize element further adds to the status of the Award”.
In addition, the CRA and MediaCorp arrangement allows for a MediaCorp nominated candidate from Singapore to spend a week at an Australian Commercial Radio station. A MediaCorp representative will spend a week at Southern Cross Austereo in Sydney in May. 

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