The MPC's Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships have enabled almost two dozen reporters to cover over 30 important social justice stories across Australia and abroad.
Created in honour of former Age political editor Michael Gordon, who died suddenly in February 2018, the program has awarded over $100,000 in grants for stories which were otherwise too costly to cover well.
Works have covered a broad spectrum of issues, including native title rights, bush courts in the NT, the lives of refugees in Bendigo, the impact of climate change on Torres Strait Islander communities, and disability issues in Melbourne's migrant communities.
Find out more about our fellowes' work below:
2021 Michael Gordon fellows
Jordyn Beazley – University of Melbourne, The Citizen – ‘Things are crook in the bush’ Story 1, Story 2
Ruby Schwartz – Schwartz Media, 7am Podcast– ‘Investigating Indigenous voter suppression’ Part 1, Part 2
Miki Perkins – The Age– 'Investigating how climate change and rising sea levels are affecting the life and future of traditional owners in Torres Strait.' Read now
Charlotte Grieve– The Age/SMH – ‘A project examining the impact of the federal government's energy strategy on regional communities as well as the environment’ Read now
2020 Michael Gordon fellows
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