The John B Fairfax family has pledged to support the Walkley Foundation’s awards and professional development opportunities for young Australian journalists for 10 years with a gift of $1 million.
In 2008, the Walkley Foundation established the Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards to celebrate and encourage the next generation of rising stars in journalism. The Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards have six categories, with category winners in the running to win the overall award of Young Australian Journalist of the Year.
The John B Fairfax family through the Jibb Foundation has supported the awards since 2017. With the Jibb Foundation’s contribution, the Walkley Foundation has lowered entry fees for young journalists, provided a mentoring program for category winners and supported the overall winner with a fully-funded opportunity to visit newsrooms in the US.