CSU student wins national Brian White radio journalism scholarship


Thursday 31 May 2018

* Third-year CSU journalism student Mr Kamin Gock named winner of the Brian White Scholarship awarded by Commercial Radio Australia.

* Mr Gock was one of eight student finalists who attended a news workshop at Southern Cross Austereo, Sydney.

* Head of the CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries, Dr Sue Wood, said, “Charles Sturt University’s Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) is at the cutting edge of 21st century journalism while remaining the most professionally focused journalism course in Australia”.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) third-year journalism student in the School of Communication and Creative Industries Mr Kamin Gock (pictured) has won the prestigious Brian White Scholarship, awarded by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).

Mr Gock was one of eight student finalists who attended a news workshop at the Southern Cross Austereo rooftop in Sydney last week. They were set a number of challenging tasks to be completed in a short time frame.

The students were judged across a number of areas including a general knowledge questionnaire, recording a live cross to a breaking story, and selecting AM and FM appropriate news stories.

Australian Radio Network national news director Ms Deborah Clay said, “We received a high calibre of applicants this year for the Brian White Scholarship, and Kamin Gock stood out as a journalist with outstanding potential for radio news”.

Mr Gock said, “This is a truly amazing opportunity, I’m so thankful and can’t wait to make the most of the scholarship.

“My long-term goal is to become a well-rounded, credible journalist who makes a positive difference in the industry through objective and investigative reporting.”

Ms Clay said, “From presenting to writing and editing scripts to compiling a report, Kamin relished every opportunity thrown his way and asked the right questions”.

Mr Gock will now start an eight-week paid work attachment in Sydney, consisting of two weeks each at Macquarie Media, Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network, and Nova Entertainment.

Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Radio Australia Ms Joan Warner said, “The scholarship gives aspiring journalists an opportunity to learn from senior radio journalists and gain first-hand experience of how news is sourced and broadcast”.

Head of the CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries Dr Sue Wood said, “Charles Sturt University is very proud of Kamin and his representation of the University. We look forward to watching his career progress.

“Charles Sturt University’s Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) is at the cutting edge of 21st century journalism while remaining the most professionally focused journalism course in Australia.

“With more than 40 years of experience in educating journalists for news environments around the world, you can be confident you are learning from the best in the business with Charles Sturt University,” Dr Wood concluded.


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Media contact: Kate Fotheringham, 0432 628 163

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Mr Kamin Gock at CSU in Bathurst.