The School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies employs staff with extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of media, Australian history and Indigenous affairs, who are actively involved in research and contribute to community activities. Our staff include Walkley Award winners, many prolific writers and publishers who are active in all fields of the Media. Their expert opinions are highly valued and our staff are frequently invited to participate in public forums and committees, join prestigious Boards and to comment in the media.
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- By Tom Heenan Steven Alomes must be joking. In Friday’s The Age he dubbed the Fremantle coach, Ross Lyon, an ‘evil genius’ who has brought the game into disrepute. ‘Evil’ is a little too strong to describe Lyon and the other coaches who have created the flood, the press and the rugger style of play which have destroyed football ... Read more
- Monash University journalism graduate Sam Landsberger has won a prestigious Australian Football Media Association (AFMA) award. Mr Landsberger, a News Corp sports digital journalist based at the Herald Sun, was presented with the Clinton Grybas Rising Star Award at a MCG function earlier this week. Veteran AFL journalist Mike Sheahan presented Sam with the award for the most ... Read more
- Professor Hocking’s biography Gough Whitlam: His Time has been shortlisted in the 2013 State Library, New South Wales National Biography AwardProfessor Jenny Hocking has had her recent book Gough Whitlam: His Time shortlisted for this year’s National Biography Award, one of Australia’s most recognised prizes for biographical writing or memoir Professor Hocking’s work is the second volume of her biography of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. In it, she uses previously unearthed archival material and extensive ... Read more
- Monash journalism graduate Ashley Argoon has been named the 2013 Walkley Young Journalist of the Year. Ashley, a journalist at The Border Mail in Albury, won the Text-based Journalism category and the overall prize for her award-winning work in The Border Mail’s campaign, Ending the suicide silence. Ashley’s prize is a trip to CNN headquarters in Atlanta ... Read more
- Congratulations to Professor Jenny Hocking whose biography of Gough Whitlam: His Time (MUP/Miegunyah Press 2012) has been short-listed in the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Australian History Prize . This is a tribute to the high standard of scholarship, ground breaking research and hard work that Jenny invested in this innovative ARC Linkage project based ... Read more
- Dr Heenan and Dr Dunstan in The Conversation : Eddie McGuire, Adam Goodes and ‘apes’: a landmark moment in Australian race relationsCollingwood president Eddie McGuire’s week has seen him go from – to use the American sporting vernacular – hero to zero. Having been lauded for his response to a young female Collingwood supporter calling Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes an “ape” over the fence, McGuire then suggested on his breakfast radio show that Goodes could be ... Read more
- Monash University journalism graduate Sam Landsberger and his News Ltd sports colleagues have won the 2012 Quill Award for Best use of the Digital or Online Medium. Sam’s contribution to the live coverage and reporting of AFL has earned him this prestigious accolade with his colleagues Finn Bradshaw, former Monash student Alistair Paton and Gilbert Gardiner. Sam ... Read more
- Assoc Prof Nathalie Nguyen on GOMA Talks “Events that shape the world” and ABC Radio National Big IdeasAssociate Professor and ARC Future Fellow Nathalie Nguyen took part in a GOMA Talks APT7 panel on “Events that shape the world” at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane on 7 March 2013. Other panelists included Paula Abood, Beck Cole and Parastou Forouhar. The panel provided perspectives on cultural memory, history and place in ... Read more
- THE ‘Dangerous Ground’ website and program of student involvement has been recognised with two awards. And, journalism student Melanie Barrie was highly commended in the annual Ossie awards for student journalism. Well done everyone! The ‘Dangerous Ground‘ site won a Monash Arts Faculty award, announced by Arts Dean, Rae Frances, and students who contributed to the ... Read more
- Instead of lamenting politics we should celebrate Parliament’s brutal hostilities. THESE past weeks have given me cause for optimism about the state of Australian politics. Doubtless, thousands of readers will conclude that I am stark raving mad. How is it possible to perceive a political environment hallmarked by ”relentless negativity” and ”sleaze and smear” in an ... Read more