Edith Cowan University Western Australia Broadcasting student Jess Clancy has been named the winner of the 2022 Brian White Scholarship, CRA announced today.
Jess will undertake an eight-week paid placement, working for two weeks each in the newsrooms of Nine Radio, SCA, ARN and NOVA Entertainment
Jess was selected as the recipient of the award from nine university media students, following a workshop with radio news directors. The workshop was led by commercial radio news leaders, Brooklyn Ross (ARN), Michelle Stephenson (NOVA Entertainment), Natalie Peters (Nine Radio) and Amy Goggins (Southern Cross Austereo).
The finalists took part in a series of newsroom exercises and were required to record a live cross about a current news event.
The Brian White Scholarship launched in 2017 and is held 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 Nine Radio, Australian Radio Network (ARN), Nova Entertainment and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA). The successful applicant will 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.