State's first media scholarship awarded to university

William McRostie pictured with Paul Hamra and Associate Professor Mary Griffiths. Photo by Kate Elmes.

William McRostie pictured with Paul Hamra and Associate Professor Mary Griffiths. Photo by Kate Elmes.
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Monday, 7 June 2010

South Australian-based publishing company, Solstice Media, has established the State's first media scholarship with the University of Adelaide.

The Solstice Media Scholarship for Publishing was created this year and awarded to first-year Media Studies student, William McRostie, through open competition.

The $7500 scholarship was created to benefit students who are undertaking the Bachelor of Media program at the University of Adelaide.

Solstice Media is a local media company, publishing digital and print media including The Independent Weekly newspaper and Indaily digital news.

Its publisher, Paul Hamra, said the decision to support the scholarship was easy because it goes to the heart of what his company is doing in South Australia - helping to build the local media industry.

"Also, universities are now recognising that new skill sets are required in the media and our company supports any move to improve education in our sector," he said.

Associate Professor Mary Griffiths, Head of Media at the University of Adelaide, agreed: "Students appreciate the University's connections with the sector. It's a privilege for us to partner with such an innovative publishing company".

 

Contact Details

Associate Professor Mary Griffiths
Email: mary.griffiths@adelaide.edu.au
Associate Professor in Media
Discipline of Media, School of Humanities
The University of Adelaide
Business: 08 8313 4838
Mobile: 0400 371 319


Mr David Ellis
Email: david.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762