Anne Dunn application

Note: The deadline for applications for the 2017 Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year Award will be the close of business (Australian time), Friday 31st March.

Judging will be done by two members of the JERAA executive and two members of the ANZCA executive and will be finalised in early April. This should allow time for the winner to use the prize to attend either or both of the annual ANZCA and JERAA conferences should they wish to do so.

Who can apply?
The award is open to all scholars working in the journalism and communication studies fields in Australia and New Zealand. Applicants must be able to refer to a body of their own research work in journalism or communication. As a journalist, Anne Dunn worked primarily in broadcast media but applications are welcome from scholars in any part of the journalism and communication field. Entries will be judged on the merit of the body of work that is submitted. The award explicitly aims to honour Anne’s commitment to critical research of high academic standard.

Application guidelines

To apply to become the 2017 Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year, please submit an application via email to the current president of the JERAA, Professor Matthew Ricketson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the current president of ANZCA, Dr Phillip McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st March 2017. You’ll need to put the words “Anne Dunn award” in the subject line of your email. Your application must include the following details:



Contact postal address



Description of body of research about journalism, communication and/or broadcast media for the public benefit (two pages maximum).

Demonstration of the impact of the body of research (one page maximum).

Statement about how the chosen body of research commemorates the aims and spirit of Anne Dunn’s scholarly work (half a page maximum).