2017 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship winner announced

31 July 2017

The opportunity of a lifetime for a young journalist with dreams of carving out a career in the competitive television industry.

Lydia Bilton was just five years old when she discovered her passion for journalism. Born and raised in Moree, a small town in northwest NSW, the fourth-year Media and Communications student had her on-air debut in an ABC radio story about the Moree hot springs.

Years later, Lydia has had the opportunity to gain experience with a variety of media organisations through her studies including the ABC, News Corp, Mamamia and most recently The Bangkok Post in Thailand.

With ambitions to work in TV journalism the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship is set to open all the right doors for Lydia as she embarks upon her burgeoning media career.

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