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2018 International Media Conference grant

Asia New Zealand Foundation is offering a grant to allow a New Zealand newsroom leader or senior journalist the chance to participate in the East West Center’s 2018 International Media Conference in Singapore.

Singapore building

Theme: What is News Now?

Destination: Singapore

Dates: 25-27 June, 2018

The East-West Center’s 2018 International Media Conference will bring hundreds of media professionals together to look at new-era trends and transformations in media and the news itself.

The conference will include speakers on transformative issues shaping today’s world, particularly in the Asia Pacific region — artificial intelligence, digitalisation, China’s rise, populism and identity politics, future of trade, smarter cities, and emerging issues that may not have yet made the news.

The closing date for applications to reach the Asia New Zealand Foundation is 5pm, Monday 28 May 2018.

Grant details

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will cover economy-class flights, up to four nights’ accommodation, and conference fees in Singapore for the successful New Zealand participant. The estimated value of this grant is $3500.

Who can apply?

Newsroom leaders and senior journalists who are currently working for New Zealand news organisations are eligible to apply. At least five years’ experience is preferred.

Applicants must also be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.  

Preference will be given to applicants who can identify how they will generate content from the programme and share the knowledge gained with other New Zealand journalists.

What's required of the grant recipient?

Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia and demonstrates the work of the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

As a condition of participating in an Asia New Zealand Foundation opportunity, successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Write at least one report for publication on our website
  • Engage with the Foundation on social media
  • Submit photographs for use on the Foundation's website
  • give at least one public talk upon their return to New Zealand, to be arranged by themselves or the Foundation

Read the full terms and conditions

  • How to apply

Applicants must provide the following to Asia New Zealand Foundation.

A letter outlining:

  • Why you are interested in attending the conference
  • What you expect to accomplish from attending
  • A brief description of your news organisation and your role

Your CV

  • A letter of recommendation from your supervisor describing your suitability for the Fellowship and the benefit the organisation hopes to derive from your participation.  

Send applications to:

Asia New Zealand Foundation Media Centre Manager Rebecca Inoue-Palmer.

Email: rpalmer@asianz.org.nz

Note: If you are sending an application by post/courier, you need to provide three copies of all documents.

Postal address:
PO Box 10-144
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

For courier deliveries:
Level 16, Fujitsu Tower
141 The Terrace
Wellington 6143

The closing date for applications to reach the Asia New Zealand Foundation is 5pm, Monday, May 28.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of Asia New Zealand Foundation staff and external media representatives.

The Foundation reserves the right to not provide a grant.