The Kennedy Foundation

CELEBRATING NAIDOC WEEK

 

THE KENNEDY FOUNDATION SUPPORTS MEDIA DIVERSITY

The Kennedy Foundation has a proud history of promoting media diversity.

Since 2012 more than 70 Kennedy Award winners have represented the multicultural mix of modern Australia.

From our participants to judges – the Kennedy Foundation is always striving for the type of inclusion and camaraderie for which Les Kennedy was so well known and admired.

KENNEDY AWARDS JUDGES REPRESENTING CULTURAL DIVERSITY

The Foundation’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the five Kennedy Awards named after journalists who became legendary figures on the Australian media landscape. Their memories and contributions are celebrated every year in the categories of Sport (Peter Frilingos) Indigenous Affairs (John Newfong) Outstanding Columnist (Peter Ruehl) Les Kennedy (Outstanding Crime Reporting) and Outstanding Foreign Correspondent (Tom Krause).

SUPPORTING WOMEN IN MEDIA

Women in Australian media have been voted as Kennedy Prize winners for Journalist of the Year in seven out of the nine presentations since 2012.

At the 2020 awards gala the Kennedys celebrated women who have participated as recipients, judges and presenters as Eleni Rose honoured the memory of the late Helen Reddy.

Ellebana Tyson – inaugural recipient of the Les Kennedy Scholarship for Indigenous Journalism Students

Les Kennedy Scholarship for Indigenous Journalism Students

Jana Wendt wins the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement

The daughter of Czech parents who migrated to Australia in 1949 the legendary trailblazer Jana Wendt was awarded the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement at the 2018 gala ceremony.

THE KENNEDY FOUNDATION
Chairman Rocco Fazzari, veteran multiple award-winning cartoonist and illustrator with The Sydney Morning Herald..

Director – Kate Allman,  associate editor Law Society Journal, Civil Liberties Journalism Award Winner.

Director Siobahn Fogarty, formerly of Prime News and ABC Sydney and long-serving Kennedy Awards onstage manager.
Director Julianne Horsman, formerly of Nine News and regional Australian television.
Director Taylor Auerbach, 7 Network producer, 2015 Kennedy Young Journalist of the Year, formerly of A Current Affair and The Daily Telegraph.
Director Simon Bouda, veteran Nine Network Journalist with A Current Affair, Nine News Europe Correspondent and long-serving crime reporter with Nine, The Sun and The Daily Mirror.

Correspondence can also be sent to:

The Kennedy Foundation Suite 303, Level 3, 65 York Street Sydney, NSW 2000.

MEDIA RELEASE: Kennedy Foundation Supports Below the Belt & ANZUP

MEDIA RELEASE: Kennedy Foundation a Charity

 

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