UTS student Taylor Denny awarded 2016 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship

27-Jul-2016 8:05 PM

The Walkley Foundation is pleased to announce that Taylor Denny– a final year Journalism and International Studies student at University of Technology Sydney– has been awarded the 2016 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.

Now in its fourth year, the judges found the standard of entries consistently high. It was a tough job whittling the ten finalists down to one winner, UTS’s Taylor Denny.

“Taylor has demonstrated a passion for TV journalism and quality storytelling. Her feature story, ‘The Toll of Finding Your Tinderella’, was particularly creative and well told.”

This year’s judges  — Anita Jacoby, Nine’s Sydney News Director Simon Hobbs, Jenny Brockie and Dan Ilic — congratulate Taylor, and we look forward to celebrating her future success in the media. 

Denny will now undertake a paid internship which includes eight weeks at the Nine Network in Sydney (working on 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Today and in the newsroom), four weeks at The Walkley Foundation and at least one TV production course through the open program at AFTRS.

She will also be mentored by senior journalist members of The Walkley Advisory Board and, along the way, work with and learn from some of Australia’s leading news and current affairs journalists and producers.

The scholarship was established with the generous support of Anita Jacoby, a journalist and producer, in honour of the memory of her father Phillip – a pioneer in the Australian electronics and broadcast technology industry.

The Walkley Foundation congratulates other finalists in the 2016 scholarship: Eleanor Grounds (Queensland University of Technology), Carla Howarth (Queensland University of Technology), Monica Ireland (RMIT University, Melanie Keyte (The University of Queensland), Nicola McCaskill (Monash University), Han Nguyen (University of Technology Sydney), Emily Smith (University of  Technology Sydney), Ellijahna Victoria (RMIT University), and Tom Williams (The University of Queensland).

For more information about the scholarship’s judging criteria, visit www.walkleys.com.

The Walkley Foundation thanks Anita Jacoby and family, the Nine Network and AFTRS for their generous support.

Media enquiries: Please contact Walkley Foundation multimedia manager Kate Golden on 0403 848 247 or kate.golden@walkleys.com.

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