Charles Sturt University student, Kamin Gock is the winner of the 2018 Brian White Scholarship.
Currently in his third year of journalism at Charles Sturt University, Gock, was one of eight student finalists who attended a news workshop at the Southern Cross Austereo roof top in Sydney. Commercial radio news directors; Deborah Clay (ARN), Michelle Stephenson (Nova), Erin Maher (MMR) and Natasha Jobson (SCA) spoke to the group and set a number of challenging tasks to be completed in a short time frame.
Students were judged across a number of areas including a general knowledge questionnaire, recording a live cross to a breaking story and selecting AM and FM appropriate news stories.
Gock will now commence an eight-week paid work attachment in Sydney, consisting of two weeks each at Macquarie Media, Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment.
Kamin Gock, NSW
Grant Maling, NSW
Elfy Scott, NSW
Tom Livingstone, NSW
Madeline Palmer, WA
Anna Hay, WA
Thomas Marlow, WA
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.