The Brian Gaynor Business Journalism Initiative is funding three applications in its inaugural Business Writing & Journalism Excellence Award.
The awards are part of a $2 million endowment administered by the Milford Foundation.
The three successful applicants for 2023 are:
For business writing:
For professional development:
Read the full Press Release HERE
The purpose of this award is to promote excellent and well-informed business writing and journalism in New Zealand. This award is available to journalists, writers, editors, and news organisations from various media formats, such as text, audio, photography, and short-form videos. It is not necessary for applicants to be actively involved in business reporting, but their proposal must be relevant to economic, financial, or business matters.
Possible Initiatives that can be supported through this award include funding for investigative research, short course study, attendance at a business journalism conference, or support for a bespoke business journalism project such as a book or documentary.
Up to $40,000 per annum.
Annual award. This opportunity is open to NZ journalists, writers, editors, & news organisations.
An application form will be available once 2024 applications are being accepted.
The purpose of this scholarship is to raise awareness of business writing and journalism among tertiary students, and to introduce them to the legacy of Brian Gaynor. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students who produce exceptional work demonstrating significant skills in business journalism. It will target one or two universities that specialise in journalism.
Up to $5,000 each for two students ($10,000 total per annum).
This opportunity is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students in New Zealand.
Applications will open in 2024.
Through UniversitiesNZ. The selection panel for this award will be determined in conjunction with UniversitiesNZ.