Sean Dorney Pacific journalism grant
WALKLEY FOUNDATION PACIFIC JOURNALISM GRANT IN HONOUR OF ABC ALUMNUS SEAN DORNEY
The Walkley Foundation has established the Sean Dorney Grant for Pacific Journalism, to encourage more and better journalism about the Pacific region by Australian media professionals and outlets.
The Foundation is offering an annual grant of $10,000 to assist an Australian journalist to produce a significant work of journalism in any medium, giving voice to Pacific island perspectives on an under-reported issue or development of importance to Australia and the region.
The grant is a fitting tribute to Sean - who has long been the leading Australian media voice on Pacific affairs.
In 2018, his illustrious 40-year career as a journalist in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific region was recognised with the Walkley Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism.
Sean’s passion for the region, and for the work of the Australian media in telling Pacific stories to Australian audiences, is legendary and unquenchable.
Sean is living with Motor Neurone Disease and this grant is one way in which his impact and legacy can be carried forward by and for the industry he loves.