The David Astor Journalism Awards Trust

The Network

Building an active, self-sustaining, professional association of all our award winners is an integral part of the project. 

The David Astor Award Winnersí Network provides a regional forum through which the members share information, experiences, sources and advice, and advance their common interests.  As earlier award winners move up to senior positions in the profession, they also serve as mentors and role models to the newer members on the rise.

We arrange a meeting of the full Network each year, rotating among the three countries.  This gives the new intake of award winners a chance to meet their peers in the other countries, form relationships, and collectively develop a shared sense of purpose. 

We largely perform a facilitating role, offering organisational and financial support, as well as links to other sources of professional assistance regionally and abroad.