Welcome to former ABC journalist Nick Parkin, who has joined our team full-time in the School of Media, Film and Journalism to teach video.
Name: Nick Parkin
Title: Teaching Associate
Dept: Media, Film and Journalism
How long have you worked at Monash?
Where did you work prior to starting at the University?
I was employed at ABC News as a radio and television news reporter until 2013. I have also spent time working as a producer for ABC News Online and ABC News Breakfast. I have also dabbled in freelance journalism, publishing material for various online technology publications.
What do you like best about your role?
Teaching enthusiastic students about the exciting world of reporting news.
Why did you choose your current career path?
It allows me to pass on my knowledge about journalism and news, while also maintaining links to the media industry.
Video store sales assistant (in the days of VHS tapes).
Poorly paid “English conversationalist” at a Tokyo Chat Cafe. It’s a long story.
What research/projects are you currently working on and what does it involve?
Working on ideas for a PhD in Journalism / Media Studies.
What is your favourite place in the world and why?
Either Tokyo (the most exciting city on earth) or Rio de Janerio (the friendliest city on earth).
What is your favourite place to eat and why?
Anything from/in Southeast Asia.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
Don’t take anything too seriously.
Tell us something about yourself that your colleagues wouldn’t know?
I have DJ’d at nightclubs in Australia, Asia and South America.
Journalism graduates are leaders in their field
Monash University journalism graduates have shown their expertise and leadership in media companies in Australia and worldwide.
Monash journalism students report on federal election for UniPollWatch and The Guardian
Monash University’s journalism students are part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch project, a groundbreaking national student project.
The Monash Media Lab: a great place to learn
Monash Media, Film and Journalism’s Head of School Associate Professor Mia Lindgren and TV presenter and academic, Waleed Aly, talk about what makes the Monash Media Lab so important for students.
Monash journalism researchers win JERAA grants
Monash University’s journalism researchers have been awarded all research grants and scholarly prizes offered by the Journalism Education and Research Association Australia (JERAA).
Ruddock launches Youth and Media book in Serbia
Monash University’s senior lecturer in communications & media Studies, Dr Andy Ruddock, recently launched the Serbian version of his book, Youth and Media.
Waleed Aly launches the Monash Media Lab
Monash academic and media presenter Waleed Aly officially launched the Monash Media Lab on Thursday, April 7, before the Monash community and special guests.
Monash University launches innovative media lab
A state-of-the-art media lab will be officially launched at Monash University’s Caulfield campus on April 7. Waleed Aly, well-known journalist and Monash University academic, will launch the lab, which is part of the Faculty of Arts’ School of Media, Film and Journalism.
Monash students recognised in trust awards
Three Monash journalism students have been named successful recipients of the 2016 Herb Thomas Memorial Trust Award.
Annika wins two Quills for Choppergate scandal
Monash journalism alumna Annika Smethurst has won two 2015 Victorian Quill Awards for her outstanding work on the “Choppergate” scandal.
Monash student & graduates named Quill finalists
Monash student Jack Paynter is among an impressive list of journalists who are finalists in the 2015 Victorian Quill Awards, including Ashley Argoon (pictured left), Annika Smethurst, Therese Allaoui, Brendan Casey and Danny Tran.
Shona has a blast promoting the dairy industry
Master of Journalism graduate Shona McPherson has a fantastic job as the media officer of the Australian Dairy Farmers. Shona is passionate about promoting and protecting the dairy farmers’ industry.
James dreams of a life in the fast lane
Journalism graduate James Wong is keen to live a life in the fast lane. James’s dream job is working on a show like Top Gear because of his great love of cars.