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
Director – Kate Allman, associate editor Law Society Journal, Civil Liberties Journalism Award Winner.
Correspondence can also be sent to:
The Kennedy Foundation Suite 303, Level 3, 65 York Street Sydney, NSW 2000.