GEJI recipient awarded Journalist of the Year award

18 July 2011
Congratulations to Lauren Day who was awarded the Walkley Foundation’s Media Super Student Journalist of the Year award on 21 June 2011. Lauren won the award for her television feature story about the effects of climate change in Kiribati.

In 2009, while studying journalism at the University of Technology Sydney, Lauren received a Global Environmental Journalism Initiative (GEJI) scholarship which enabled her to attend the University of Helsinki for a semester. In Helsinki, Lauren and fellow GEJI scholar Sophie Tarr produced the video Thin Ice on the impact of climate change on reindeer herding in northern Norway.

Lauren, who now works for the ABC in Brisbane, told AEI that the GEJI project had been instrumental in her development as a journalist.

 EJI is a European Union/Australian Cooperation in Higher Education and Training Project funded by the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations through AEI and the European Commission.

Australia and the European Union have undertaken joint mobility projects since 2003.  These projects fund consortia of Australian universities and vocational education and training (VET) institutions to support students to study for a semester at a partner institution in the EU. There are currently 14 joint mobility projects in place, across a broad range of subject areas including global citizenship, public health education and governance and security.

Lauren Day