Deborah Clay heads for Singapore

Staff Writer

Deborah Clay, SCA Sydney News Director and winner of the 2013 Brian White Memorial Award, leaves for Singapore this weekend to commence her week-long exchange at MediaCorp.

The award recognises journalistic achievement and effort across all aspects of radio journalism.

Clay will spend a week with MediaCorp, who operate 13 FM stations broadcasting in 4 different languages.

Clay said: “I’m excited about this opportunity and interested in finding out about how a premiere station in another country approaches news.  Plus I would also like to understand more about the operational aspects of their newsroom and any innovations and cutting edge methods of reporting.”

Commercial Radio Australia, chief executive officer, Joan Warner said: “The Brian White Award has long been considered one of the most prestigious awards at the ACRAs and the Mediacorp prize element further adds to the status of the Award".

The CRA and MediaCorp arrangement allows for a MediaCorp nominated candidate from Singapore to spend a week on exchange in Australia, and a MediaCorp representative will spend a week with SCA Sydney in May. 


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