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Media invite: Masterclass for journalists to deepen reporting knowledge on violence against women

Our Watch < 1 mins read

Journalists and media professionals are invited to apply for Our Watch’s prestigious Masterclass Series to deepen reporting knowledge of violence against women.  

Limited travel scholarships are available.  

The free professional development series aims to support early career journalists or those new to reporting on the national crisis by providing an in-depth understanding of violence against women and exploring how responsible media reporting helps to prevent violence before it occurs 

On average, one woman every nine days is killed by a current or former partner and 13 women a day are hospitalised. The media has a crucial role to play in shaping public opinion about violence against women. 

Places are available for those from traditional and new media. First Nations journalists; media professionals from refugee or migrant backgrounds; those from regional or rural areas; people with disabilities and sports journalists are encouraged to apply.  

The series will incorporate prior online learning, expert guest speaker panels, two-way knowledge sharing, facilitated discussions, practical exercises and networking opportunities. 

Applicants must be available to conduct four hours of self-paced online learning, attend a two-day in-person workshop in Melbourne on Thursday 13 June and Friday 14 June 2024, and attend two 90-minute online forums between August and December 2024.  

To apply visit the Our Watch website. Applications close 1 May 2024.    

This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. To access guides for reporting about violence against women and their children, visitMedia Making Change. 


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