Brian White Scholarship
The Brian White Scholarship was launched in 2017 and be conducted annually. The program aims to encourage and foster the brightest, aspiring young minds in commercial radio news. It will help the recipient transition out of study and into the commercial radio industry.
The competition is open to recent graduates or students who are in their final year of study in an applicable course such as Communications, Media, Journalism and Radio. Entrants should have graduated no more than two years prior to the opening date.
The judges will be looking for a journalist who has a passion for radio news and is ready to take up an exciting opportunity to see how the major metropolitan newsrooms operate at Macquarie Media, Australian Radio Network, Nova Entertainment and Southern Cross Austereo. The successful applicant will already be immersed in the news cycle and will relish the chance to sit in the same room as senior journalists at commercial radio stations to experience how the news is sourced and compiled.
What is the Prize
The ten finalists will be invited to attend a one day workshop in Sydney (flights will be included for interstate finalists). This is a unique opportunity for finalists to gain knowledge and insights from commercial radio News Directors and to receive valuable feedback about their news presenting style and delivery.
The Brian White Scholarship recipient will receive an eight week paid work attachment (two weeks in each newsroom at Macquarie Media Limited, Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment) in either Sydney or Melbourne.
NB: Accommodation and flights will be included if the recipient lives outside of the city in which the attachment is to take place.
How to Enter
Entries are submitted online. You will be required to submit:
- A one page document stating why you think you should be chosen as the recipient of the scholarship.
- Two radio news bulletins written from supplied stories (download stories here). One should be aimed at an FM audience and the other at an AM audience.
- MP3 audio of one of your written bulletins showcasing your news reading ability.
- Complete the online entry form.
Hints & Tips on preparing your entry can be found here
Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found here.
Entry into the competition is free. Entries close on Friday 13th April.