Caroline Jones Scholarship Awarded

Bindi Bryce has been named as the first recipient of the ABC’s Caroline Jones Scholarship.

Created in honour of the great ABC journalist, the 12-month scholarship provides financial and on-the-job development for a talented young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander journalist, working with various ABC news and current affairs teams.

Bindi Bryce is a Barkindji woman from Western NSW. After doing an internship with ABC Melbourne she has been working on Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat program since 2016.

Says Bindi: “I’m so excited and proud to be selected as the first recipient of the Caroline Jones Scholarship. It has come at a time when I’m looking to push myself outside my comfort zone and challenge myself as a reporter.

“I love working at the ABC. From my first day here, I’ve always wanted to establish myself as a journalist, and the support and encouragement I’ve received in Melbourne has only fuelled my interest to work across as many newsrooms, platforms and programs as possible in the years ahead.

“I see it as a once in a lifetime opportunity to fine-tune my skills, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting new people in this exciting new chapter in Sydney, especially Caroline Jones herself!”

Says Caroline: “Congratulations to Bindi Bryce. This is a win/win: a splendid training opportunity for the scholarship winner, and ABC NEWS adds more talent to its diverse reporting team.

“We were overwhelmed by the quality of applications we received. It was extremely difficult to select just one successful scholarship winner. Ultimately, Bindi demonstrated the traits and qualities that exemplify great storytellers.”

Bindi will travel to Sydney in August to begin the scholarship with the ABC NEWS Specialist Reporting Team.



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