Monash Journalism is the largest undergraduate journalism program in Australia, and that provides economies of scale for two complementary areas of study – Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies – plus the widest range of elective options. Students operate in a thoroughly converged technological environment. We offer both single and double degrees in Journalism.
In Journalism Practice, at the end of first year you will have foundation levels of competence in news reporting for print, online, video and radio. In second year, you move into current affairs and features formats, and specialise further in print, video, radio or online; and then in third year you specialise in particular genres of journalism — political, business, sport, arts, investigative and environmental reporting, and documentary, using whatever medium suits your purposes. The Co-ordinator of Journalism Practice is Bill Birnbauer
Alongside Journalism Practice sits Journalism Studies, compulsory for students in the Bachelor of Journalism and optional but recommended for students in other degrees. The Journalism Studies program is unique to Monash: it offers a rigorous interdisciplinary exploration of scholarship about journalism to enhance students’ knowledge and analytical skills, which improves both their journalism practice and their scholarly capacities. The Co-ordinator of Journalism Studies is Andrea Baker (Chris Nash in first semester, 2013).
This is followed by an honours year in Journalism, where high-performing students can complete their studies with a supervised project that will be the jewel in the crown of their portfolio.
Information for off-campus Journalism students
The Journalism program is delivered in both on-campus and off-campus modes. We have a strong commitment to the quality of the off-campus experience, and off-campus students are integrated into extensive online activities with on-campus students. The main on-campus program is delivered at Caulfield, but students who are studying at other campuses can pick up Journalism subjects in off-campus mode, and are very welcome to attend lectures and tutorials at Caulfield campus if it is convenient for them.
- At Monash Journalism we conduct journalism practice in strict accordance with the Australian Journalists’ Code of Ethics, which in turn reflect the ethical principles and standards of the International Federation of Journalists, and with regard to the regulatory processes of the Australian Press Council. mojo is an independent news and current affairs website publishing professionally-edited multimedia news, ... Read more
- Journalism Practice 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 ... Read more
- The honours program is based around a dissertation, which you can do in scholarly mode, which is a 15,000 word piece of original research and analysis. You can also combine it with a piece of investigative or journalistic research, where you generate both the research material and a reflexive analysis of the relationship with what ... Read more
- The objectives of the Monash Journalism program are, firstly, to enable students to understand what a good journalist does; secondly, to empower students to go out into the world and perform through researching stories and reporting in their chosen medium; thirdly, to ensure that the stories, no matter the medium in which they are presented, ... Read more
- Doing a Master of Journalism and International Relations at Monash has been valuable and worthwhile. This course was engaging and challenging, with some of thefinest teachers I’ve ever come across. I now head into journalism with confidence and am excited to apply my knowledge. Also, electing to complete a half-thesis in my final semester has ... Read more