Discover the latest Michael Gordon Fellowship stories

Our most recent fellows cover social justice issues from the outback to the Torres Strait

In 2021, the MPC awarded $18,000 in grants to journalists as part of the Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships program.

Our national fellowships program supports social justice journalism by funding projects newsrooms might not have the resources to cover. It is named in memory of Michael Gordon, the respected former political editor of The Age newspaper who died suddenly in February 2018.

The Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships are supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Nine, and Robyn Carter and family.

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Latest Gordon Fellowships stories

Things are crook in the bush

Jordyn Beazley – University of Melbourne, The Citizen

Story 1: ‘Breaks your heart’: Rural kids waiting on critical development services

Story 2: ‘We don’t feel it’s safe’: The systemic failures in rural healthcare

Energy strategy impacts on regional communities

Charlotte Grieve – The Age/SMH

Gaslighting Australia

Investigating Indigenous voter suppression

Ruby Schwartz – Schwartz Media, 7am Podcast

Part 1: Hiding the Aboriginal vote

Part 2: Fighting for the Aboriginal vote

Find all Michael Gordon Fellowship stories

Since their inception in 2018, the Michael Gordon Fellowships have enabled almost two dozen reporters to cover over 30 important social justice stories across Australia and abroad.

See the full list of recipients and their stories


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