From day one students begin to produce real journalism. The program covers the full range of production technologies—print, video, radio and online—and students are taught and expected to reach high professional standards.
Monash Journalism is strongly linked into international collaborations with some of the world’s leading journalism schools. In particular, Monash is part of a world-first consortium of European and Australian universities collaborating to teach environmental reporting. It’s called the Global Environmental Journalism Initiative and students work online with their peers around Australia and Europe to produce stories with a local and global dimension. There are opportunities for financially-supported student exchanges with our partner universities.
Staff also take a rigorous and critical approach to studying the media and its place in society. Students can expect to graduate with excellent academic and professional qualifications.
Journalism Practice Coordinator: Bill Birnbauer
The program in Journalism Studies complements the Journalism practice program, but can also be taken as a stand-alone sequence of study. It explores recent and contemporary scholarship about the institutional context and practice of journalism in Australia and internationally. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on media studies, political economy, history, philosophy and sociology among other disciplines. It develops advanced skills in media research, and fosters a critical while sympathetic interrogation of journalism practice. Graduates can expect to possess strong skills in scholarly research and analysis that will both enhance their professional skills in journalism, and lead to further study at a higher level as and when needed.
Journalism Studies Coordinator: Dr Fay Anderson