To commemorate the life and work of a much valued and sorely missed colleague – Professor Anne Dunn – the Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA), the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), and members of Anne Dunn’s family have decided to offer an annual award worth $3,000 for an Anne Dunn scholar of the year award. This award will recognise excellence in research about journalism or broadcast media for the public benefit.
JEAA & ANZCA Anne Dunn Award
The award is in memory of a remarkable broadcaster, journalism educator and media scholar. Anne was known for her efforts to build 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 deadline for the inaugural Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year Award will be 1 February 2014. Judging will be done by two members of the JEAA executive and two members of the ANZCA executive and will be finalised by April 2014. The announcement of the winner in April will allow time for them to use the prize to attend either or both of the annual ANZCA and JEAA conferences should they wish to do so.
The $3,000 award is supported equally by the JEAA, ANZCA, and Anne Dunn’s family. It will run for five years initially and will be reviewed after that time.
Who can apply?
The award is open to all scholars working in the journalism and media studies fields in Australia. Applicants must be able to refer to a body of their own research work or work-in-progress in journalism and/or the broadcast media. Entries will be judged on the merit of the body of work, either complete or in progress, that is submitted. The award explicitly aims to honour Anne Dunn’s commitment to critical research of high academic standard.
To apply to be the 2014 Anne Dunn scholar of the year, you will submit an application via email to the current president of the JEAA, Professor Matthew Ricketson, at email@example.com, and the current president of ANZCA, Associate Professor Terence Lee T.Lee@murdoch.edu.au by 1 February 2014. You need to put the words “Anne Dunn scholar award” in the subject line of your email. Your application will include the following details; please adhere to the word limits.
Contact postal address:
Description of body of research about journalism and/or broadcast media for the public benefit: (two pages maximum).
Demonstration of the impact of the body of research: (one page maximum).
Statement about how the chosen body of research commemorates the aims and spirit of Anne Dunn’s scholarly work: (half a page maximum).