Her stories – on drug addiction, unemployment and medical cannabis – were published in Mojo News, Monash Journalism’s online magazine.
“I’m really grateful to have received this award, it’s such an honour,” Christiane said.
“The most important thing is to give a voice to people who are so often ignored.”
Acting Head of Journalism Associate Professor Fay Anderson said: “On behalf of the school, I would like to express our delight and pride in Christiane’s success.”
Mojo staff editor and Monash journalism lecturer Corinna Hente said Christiane thoroughly deserved the award.
“Christiane is an exceptional student, and she has the talent, the passion and the work ethic to make a great career in journalism,” she said.
“Her stories reflect her interest in the big social issues, and she’s fearless in pursuing them.”
Christiane, who aspires to be an investigative journalist, was awarded for the following Mojo stories:
Christiane won the award from a strong field, including finalists Aparna Balakumar (The University of Sydney) and Emily Smith (University of Technology Sydney).
Mojo’s deputy editor, Elliana Saltalamacchia, was a finalist for the 2017 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship. She was the only Victorian on the shortlist of 10 from universities across Australia.
In the Young Walkley’s Community/Regional Journalism category, Monash alumnus and ABC journalist Danny Tran was finalist, alongside his ABC colleague Bridget Judd.
The Newcastle Herald‘s Michael McGowan and Carrie Fellner won the regional category for their special investigation, The foam and the fury.
Danny’s work on the Catholic child abuse scandals has attracted national attention.
Danny, who is working on AM and ABC Radio News, was also a finalist in the Quills this year.
Smethurst wins Press Gallery Journalist of the Year
News Corp national political editor (Sunday editions) and Monash University alumna Annika Smethurst has won the 2017 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year.
Journalism Futures: New York Field School
Following a dramatic year in American politics, and the claims and counter-claims of ‘fake news’, the media is under scrutiny in the USA like never before. In this unit, students will travel to the heart of the world’s media industry to observe how news organisations are managing to deal with the spate of challenges they are currently facing.
The changing face of Media Communication
What, exactly, is fake news? The past year has seen a phenomenal explosion of fake news stories on social media platforms such as Facebook. The term has also become muddied by public officials and politicians – most famously US president Donald Trump – using it to refer to news stories they claim are inaccurate or biased.
Top media editors explain why journalism is important
Earlier this year Dr Colleen Murrell filmed a number of interviews with senior media editors and she asked them what they believed was the point of journalism today.
Legacies of resistance we need to act upon
PhD candidate Matteo Dutto shares his PhD research into three iconic legacies of resistance in Australia.
Can 36 questions make any two people fall in love?
Three Monash University students decided to see what would happen if they each went up to a stranger and asked if they could share two hours and 36 of the most intimate questions imaginable – and let them record it for publication.
Waleed wins Silver Logie from field of celebrities
The Project host and Monash lecturer Waleed Aly has won the coveted TV Week 2017 Silver Logie Award for Best Presenter.
Apply now: Hong Kong field school
What does it take to get a job in journalism in Asia – and why is Hong Kong so vital to the global news industry? In this unit, students will travel to the Asian media capital to explore why this world city is the big draw for news companies from around the globe.
Monash journalism graduates & staff win three Quills
Monash University students, graduates and staff have stamped their authority on Australian journalism to claim three Quill awards and three high commendations in the coveted 2016 Melbourne Press Club awards.
What leading editors look for in student journalists
Colleen Murrell, a senior lecturer in the journalism department at Monash University, spent part of January and February this year interviewing media editors in Sydney, London and Paris for a research project. The Times editor, John Witherow (pictured left), offers great advice for student journalists.
Nathan joins AFL reigning premier, the Bulldogs
Monash University journalism graduate Nathan Lay has landed an impressive role at the Western Bulldogs, working as the social media and digital coordinator for the AFL’s reigning premier. Nathan interned at St Kilda to prepare for his great opportunity.
Game, set, match with alumnus Joel Smith
From creating a documentary in Norway to producing a 10 week radio show, we spoke with Joel Smith about his study experience at Monash and how he landed his dream job at Tennis Australia.