Universities Australia Higher Education
Media Awards

Journalists, media professionals, writing and production teams are invited to enter the 2017 Universities Australia Higher Education Media Awards.

Universities Australia is the peak industry body representing Australia’s universities.
Universities Australia has partnered with the National Press Club of Australia to present annual
higher educationUA_Logo_Blue media awards that reward and recognise excellent journalism and communication that covers key issues in higher education including the economic and social benefits emanating from Australia’s universities to the government, industry and the community in general.

The awards are open to employed and freelance media professionals, or writing and production teams, who write/broadcast, on higher education policy, university teaching
and research, and/or on the work of individual academics and institutions.

INVITATION TO SUBMIT

AWARD SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES

Entries for the Universities Australia Higher Education Media Awards 2017.

Submissions are due by FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2017 and should be lodged as follows:

Five copies of each submission including five copies of any videotapes, audiotapes of press clips accompanied by a brief written statement back-grounding the submission and a current CV of the applicant should be posted or delivered to:

The Awards Coordinator
National Press Club of Australia
PO Box 6184
Kingston  ACT  2604

or delivered to:

The National Press Club of Australia
16 National Circuit
Barton  ACT  2600

AWARDS

UNIVERSITIES AUSTRALIA HIGHER EDUCATION JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
The Higher Education Journalist of The Year will receive a study tour worth $10,000.

CATEGORIES

  1. Award for excellence in communicating knowledge of Australia’s university sector.
  2. Award for excellence in communicating research and innovation, teaching and learning, equity and access, social inclusion or Indigenous education issues.
  3. Award for excellence in reporting/commentary on the national policy implications of higher education policies.

Each Award category has one prize for print and one prize for broadcast each worth $1,000.


Universities Australia Higher Education Journalist of the Year 2017 Announced

 

The Australian’s Kylar Loussikian was named the Higher Education Journalist of the Year for the second year in a row.

The judges stated that Kylar’s entry “Wollongong University accepts thesis on vaccine ‘conspiracy’” reported on an unusual PhD award by the University of Wollongong. It was made to a long-standing anti-vaccination activist on the basis of a thesis depicting vaccination as a conspiracy. And it was made not by the university’s medical experts but by social sciences. It raised some interesting policy issues about postgraduate awards.

Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University and the Chair of Universities Australia,
presenting Kylar the overall award.

 


HIGHER EDUCATION JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR WINNERS

2009Luke SlatteryThe Australian
2010John RossCampus Review
2011Elizabeth FinkelCosmos Magazine
2012Bernard LaneThe Australian
2013Joanna MatherAustralian Financial Review
2014Tim DoddAustralian Financial Review
2015Amy McNeilage and Lisa ValentinSydney Morning Herald
2016Kylar LoussikianThe Australian
2017Kylar LoussikianThe Australian