Applications for the 2020/21 Melbourne Press Club Mentoring Program have closed, with a record number of applications from across the state reflecting the diversity of Victoria's media sector. The mentoring sub-committee will now convene to consider applications and pairs.
The initiative offers early career journalists the opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues in a 12-month program.
'We are delighted to have received so much interest in this valuable program at such an important time for the media sector.' says MPC Chief Executive, Cathy Bryson
Mentees are connected with senior colleagues from different media organisations giving them the opportunity to benefit from the insights, observations and wisdom offered by those experienced mentors.
“We are dedicated to finding compatible pairs and supporting them throughout the life of the program,” says MPC Chief Executive Cathy Bryson.
“Mentoring can be a truly valuable learning experience for all involved, and opportunities like these are needed now more than ever to ensure the next generation of journalists are equipped to thrive in a challenging and evolving news media environment.”
Applicants will be contacted in November.
The Melbourne Press Club is grateful to the Copyright Fund Cutural Agency for the continuation of this program.