Media students are being reminded applications for a scholarship from award-winning television journalist Leisa Goddard close in a fortnight.
The Logie Award-nominated journalist has more than 25 years’ experience working for all three commercial networks, including years as Network Ten’s United States Bureau Chief and reporting for Channel 7 and 9’s flagship programs Today Tonight and A Current Affair. Now, she is offering the scholarship to mentor the next generation of media specialists and give back to the industry.
Ms Goddard said as a junior reporter, she’d had great mentors and as the Managing Director of her own media agency she was privileged to be able to help and guide those starting their media careers.
“I have been very fortunate to have travelled the world and reported on history-making events,” she said.
“I have survived Taliban rocket attack in Afghanistan and experienced the glamour of the Oscars, but at its core, my career has been about telling stories.”
An award-winning journalist, Ms Goddard now runs award-winning PR agency, Adoni Media, working with clients including Fortune 500 companies.
“To be successful in Public Relations, you must also be able to tell a client’s story, and that’s why journalism and communications are so intrinsically linked,” she said.
“We’re proud to have an internship program at Adoni Media, and The Leisa Goddard Scholarship for Excellence in Media is an extension of that.
“My hope is that this scholarship will support students as they enter the world of media, so they can be better prepared for the challenges it presents.”
The Leisa Goddard Scholarship for Excellence in Media offers $5,000 to help with study costs, and provides industry experience through an internship at Adoni Media, based in Brisbane.
The scholarship is open nationally to students studying a Journalism, Public Relations or Communications degree.
Those wishing to apply can find details on the scholarship page of the Adoni Media website.
Applications close 14 December 2018.