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.

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?

The Wall Street Journal newsroom’s digital hub.

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.


To learn more about the New York Field School, please contact Dr Colleen Murrell, Julie Tullberg or arts-study-tours@monash.edu or +61 3 9905 8743 (Clayton).

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.

Students interact with Wall Street Journal digital editors.

Applications for the New York Field School will be open in July, 2017.

To learn more about the New York Field School, please contact Dr Colleen Murrell, Julie Tullberg or arts-study-tours@monash.edu or +61 3 9905 8743 (Clayton).