Journalism Futures: New York Field School

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Change and innovation are sweeping through newsrooms around the globe.

In this unit, students will travel to the heart of the world’s media industry to observe how industrial crisis and creative responses are transforming news organisations, journalists and audiences in the American context.

The program begins online in November, when students will delve into the history, structure, culture and products of leading and cutting-edge American media outlets.

To learn more about the New York Field School, click here or contact Dr Steph Brookes and Dr Deb Anderson.

How have these outlets responded to the pressures of changing consumption patterns, delivery platforms and business models?

To follow, students must attend an intensive workshop at Monash University (Caulfield) to develop skills in research project design, methods and management. This session will help students prepare well for their international field trip.

Then, over 10 days in December, students will travel to New York and Washington DC, to learn firsthand how newsrooms are adapting to change. What is it like to be a media practitioner in the contemporary era?

How are news values shifting to capture ‘modern’ audiences, now and in future? And are the foundations of journalism in a liberal democracy – notions of independence, objectivity and fairness – changing too?

Students will draw from scholarly and popular literature as well their immersive experience to formulate individual research projects, adopting a case-study approach to their chosen topic.

To learn more about the New York Field School, click here or contact Dr Steph Brookes and Dr Deb Anderson.