Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year Award
The award is in memory of a remarkable broadcaster, journalism educator and media scholar, Anne Dunn (1952-2012). Anne was known for building bridges, whether between industry and the academy or across academic disciplines, for her mentoring of younger women making the adjustment from working in news media to academia and for her life-long commitment to public sector broadcasting.
The award includes a $3,000 prize, supported by ANZCA and the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA), as well as by Anne Dunn's family. It has run for five years and will continue until further notice.
As Anne was a former President of ANZCA, and was President of JERAA at the time of her death, both associations felt it appropriate to honour her via a joint prize. Anne was widely respected for her broadcast experience and management skills, including responsibilities at the ABC and as Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney. She was well known as a mentor of early career researchers, especially women making the transition from industry to academia, as she had done.
The award explicitly aims to honour Anne’s commitment to critical research of high academic standard. It recognises excellence in research about the fields of communication and journalism, including but not limited to broadcast media for the public benefit. This reflects Anne's passion for public service broadcasting, radio studies and media ethics, and her work in bridging journalism and media studies scholarship.
Click here for the application process and eligibility.
Click here for a list of past recipients.