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.
We will examine in particular how the creative responses to the funding of journalism are transforming news organisations. How are these companies responding to the pressures of changing consumption patterns, delivery platforms and business models?
To take part, students must attend an intensive workshop at Monash University (Caulfield) to develop skills in research project design, methods and management.
Then, over eight days in December, students will travel to New York to learn first-hand how newsrooms are adapting to change.
What is it like to be a media practitioner today? How are news values shifting to capture digital audiences, now and in the future?
And are the foundations of journalism in a liberal democracy – with notions of independence, objectivity and fairness – changing too?
Students will draw from scholarly and popular literature as well as their immersive experience to formulate research projects, adopting a case-study approach to their chosen topic.
Applications for the New York Field School will be open in July, 2017.
Smethurst and Story Carter win coveted Walkley Awards
Monash University alumni have again proven their impact in Australian journalism after News Corp’s Annika Smethurst and ABC digital producer Jeremy Story Carter won prestigious Walkley Awards.
Nick Parkin recognised in VC awards for outstanding teaching
Monash University journalism lecturer Nick Parkin has been recognised by Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner for his innovative work in journalism education.
Monash pays tribute to visionary journalist and academic Philip Chubb
Monash University’s deputy head of Media, Film and Journalism Associate Professor Philip Chubb died peacefully overnight after a battle with cancer.
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Simons, Jarvis shortlisted for Amnesty media award
Monash University journalism’s Associate Professor Margaret Simons and senior lecturer Heather Jarvis have been named finalists in the Amnesty International 2017 Media Awards.
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Christiane Barro wins Walkley for Student of the Year
Monash journalism student Christiane Barro won the Walkley Award for student journalist of the year in Sydney last night.
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.
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.
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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.