Paul Whittaker – Chief Executive Officer of Sky News Australia, former editor-in-Chief of The Australian, editor of The Daily telegraph and three-time Walkley Award winner.
Judith Whelan – ABC Radio National, former Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Good Weekend.
Lisa Davies – Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, former crime reporter and colleague of Les Kennedy.
Chris Dore – Editor-in-Chief of The Australian, former editor The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail and Deputy Editor of The Sunday Telegraph
Miranda Devine – veteran News Corp Australia journalist and columnist with The Daily Telegraph, winner of Kennedy Award for 2014 Scoop of the Year.
Ross Dagan – Director of news content Network 10, formerly director of news at 7 Brisbane and Queensland, executive producer at Aljazeera English and head of news & current affairs at TVNZ.
Mathew Dunckley – Business Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age with almost 20 years experience as a journalist and editor.
Max Uechtritz – former director of news and current affairs at the ABC and the Nine network.
Melissa Hoyer – editor-at-large news.com.au, popular columnist, radio and television commentator.
Chris Willis – Executive News Editor of Sky News Australia, long-serving Director of Seven News, Sydney.
Mike Dalton – a 35 year veteran of television news and News Director with the Nine Network Queensland
Geoff Elliott – a Walkley Award-winning former business editor, media editor and Washington correspondent at The Australian newspaper.
Andrew Clennell – NSW Political Editor of The Australian and a multiple Kennedy Award winner. He was also state political editor The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Helen Wellings – veteran consumer affairs journalist with the Seven Network and foundation judge with the Kennedy Awards.
Bill Woods – veteran newsreader, television, radio and sports journalist, columnist and author.
Jim Wilson – veteran sports journalist and presenter with the Seven Network
Tom Krause – veteran journalist with Newscorp and stalwart supervising producer of the Nine Network’s Sunday program.
Ben English – Editor of the Gold Coast Bulletin and former deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph.
Connie Levett Editor of Newsworthy (UNSW) former foreign editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, South-east Asia correspondent and editor of theSMH Tablet App.
Tom Godfrey – formerly head of media for The Australian Consumer Association’s Choice Magazine
Felicity Moffatt – Walkley award-winning journalist, formerly with Macquarie Radio and the Seven Network as a senior reporter, specialising in legal affairs. Foundation Kennedy Awards judge.
Robert Kinny – 20 years as a reporter and presenter at 2UE. Foundation Kennedy Awards judge.
Mathew Woolfrey – two-time nominee in the Sean Flannery Award for Outstanding Radio Reporting Award and now with Nine’s Today Show.
Brian Bigg – International television producer, movie producer, publisher, editor and journalist
Michael Duffy – former Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald crime reporter, author and founder of BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival
Peter Mahoney – veteran regional journalist, former deputy editor of The Daily Advertiser and News Editor at 2WG Wagga Wagga.
Jennifer Cooke – award-winning author and veteran journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post, Medical Observer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Conversation.
Rudi Maxwell – Editor of the Koori Mail, long -standing judge of the John Newfong Award for Outstanding Coverage of Indigenous Affairs Reporting
Ian Heads – 2015 winner of the Kennedy Award for Lifetime Achievement, author, former editor of Rugby League Week and veteran sport journalist.
Holly Byrnes – National Television Editor, News Corp Australia and a 20-year veteran of journalism.
Barry Norman – retired senior photographer with The Daily Telegraph.
Daniel Adams – deputy photographic editor The Sydney Morning Herald
Glyn May – veteran journalist, formerly of the Brisbane Telegraph, the Sydney Sun and Melbourne Herald Canberra press gallery.
David Baker 30-year veteran of newspapers and magazines in Melbourne, Canberra, London and Sydney before setting-up a PR consultancy specialising in travel.
Candy Sutton Kennedy Award-winning journalist with news.com.au, formerly of The Daily Mail, veteran reporter & columnist with Fairfax & News Corp Australia.
Chris O’Keefe Kennedy and Walkley award-winning National Nine News NSW Politics Editor, former Network TEN reporter.
Mike Duffy – award-winning former senior investigative journalist at the Seven Network and The Sunday Mirror in London. He began his career on The Adelaide Advertiser.
Nichola Younger – senior producer at Nine News and former deputy national news editor of Sky News Australia.
Rocco Fazzari Kennedy Award-winning artist formerly of The Sydney Morning Herald. Kennedy Foundation director.
Peter Ryan – Walkley award-winning ABC business journalist, former News Corp reporter with The Daily Mirror. Inaugural Kennedy Foundation Chairman.
Andy Taylor – 60 Minutes cameraman, multi ACS and Walkley award-winning cinematographer with the ABC and Nine Network in Sydney, London and Moscow.
Paul Bousfield – inaugural winner of the Gary Ticehurst Award at the 2012 Kennedy Awards, veteran cameraman for Network TEN, Nine News Australia, A Current Affair and Fox Sports
Andrew Psarianos – veteran news cameraman, formerly of Seven News Sydney, now based in Singapore.
Kellie Sloane – former Nine Network and ABC presenter and journalist, now CEO of Life Education Australia.
Ben Hanson – experienced news and programming cameraman, formerly of the Nine Network’s Sydney newsroom and London bureau. Director of Photography for Discovery Channel’s Myth Busters, The Bachelor and River Cottage.
David Ritter – CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
Jonathan Marshall – Kennedy-award winner who has worked for News Corp, TVNZ, APN, Fairfax and Bauer Media. Currently communications adviser for internet safety body Netsafe.
Peter Kogoy – veteran sports journalist at The Australian and Fairfax.
Lindsay Day – experienced and respected network news and primetime program cameraman.
Jodie Minus – Media Manager for Corrective Services NSW and a former journalist at The Australian and The Illawarra Mercury.
Steve Warnock – Kennedy Foundation General Manager, veteran Sydney journalist, formerly with The Daily Telegraph and Fairfax.