Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Three Journalism students win scholarships to Asia

Patrick Morgan Wednesday,

October 25, 2006

Three Journalism students win scholarships to Asia

Three Massey University Journalism students have won scholarships to travel to Asia and write for English-language papers in the region. Lachy Forsyth and Bex Shannon will write for Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post, and Kate Chapman will work at China’s Shanghai Daily for several months early next year.

“I am incredibly excited about it. I see it as an amazing opportunity to kick-start my career in journalism,” Mr Forsyth said. “I really hope I can get stuck into some good, hard news. To be able to do it in another country will be a fantastic learning experience, particularly in a country like Cambodia, which has such a rich culture and history.

“The opportunity for travel while over there is, of course, an added bonus! I believe the experience I can gain there will prove incredibly beneficial in understanding and reporting on Asian culture within New Zealand.”

The work placements are arranged by the Asia New Zealand Foundation, which also funds the students’ travel costs to the region. Asia New Zealand media adviser Charles Mabbett said the scholarships helped address the increasing need for more New Zealand journalists with Asian experience. “Levels of general knowledge about Asia within newsrooms are low. This is one way to address that, by developing a pool of up-and-coming journalists who have spent time working in Asian countries.”

The scholarships are available to Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Journalism students. Beginning with scholarships to the Phnom Penh Post in 1999, the scholarships were extended to the Shanghai Daily three years ago.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland