Commercial Radio Australia Brian White Awards

2018 Finalists Announced

The Brian White Scholarship finalitsts were announced today with the eight student finalists to attend a news workshop in Sydney.

The finalists are as follows:

Kamin Gock, NSW
Grant Maling, NSW
Elfy Scott, NSW
Tom Livingstone, NSW
Madeline Palmer, WA
Anna Hay, WA
Thomas Marlow, WA
Rashelle McHugh,VIC   

The Brian White Scholarship offers aspiring journalists an eight-week paid work attachment, consisting of two weeks each at Macquarie Media, Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment. 

Final judging will take place at a workshop at Southern Cross Austereo in Sydney on 23 May. News directors; Deborah Clay (ARN), Michelle Stephenson (Nova), Erin Maher (MMR) and Natasha Jobson (SCA) will run the finalists through a series of radio news room focused tasks, including research, general knowledge and writing, to help determine who will be awarded the scholarship opportunity.

The Brian White Scholarship was launched in 2017 and will 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.