The Our Watch Fellowship Program is delivered in partnership with the Walkley Foundation. This prestigious leadership opportunity for outstanding journalists offers Fellows the opportunity to learn best-practice reporting on violence against women, sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace and build on their knowledge on gender inequality.
Through a series of retreats, Fellows:
- deepen their knowledge of violence against women and its prevention
- build their capacity to report on and understand sexual harassment and violence against women in the workplace
- engage in conversations with peers, veteran and award-winning journalists, and violence against women experts on the challenges and opportunities for advancing journalism on this topic
- develop skills in understanding and reporting on the complexities of sexual harassment and violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disabilities, migrant and refugee women and women who experience multiple forms of discrimination
- discuss trauma-informed approaches to interviewing
- understand common challenges, pitfalls and stumbling blocks to best-practice reporting, and develop practical techniques for producing more nuanced stories
- build skills to support colleagues and newsrooms to engage in best-practice reporting
- support Our Watch to deliver a learning session in their own newsroom on best-practice reporting of violence against women to share the learnings of the Fellowship with colleagues.