Monash University students have starred in the Ossie Awards for student journalism, winning five categories and being highly commended in three.
This was the strongest performance by students at any institution in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. The Ossie Awards is open to students at more than 25 Australian universities.
Congratulations to all of them for excellent work.
“What a fantastic outcome for our talented students and their dedicated and passionate teachers and mentors,” says Dr Johan Lidberg, acting head of journalism.
“It shows the depth and breadth of the journalism program at Monash. It’s a very proud day for Monash journalism and the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Congratulations to all involved.”
Tess Ikonomou won Best Text-Based Story by an Undergraduate Student award for her story Monash University academic denied permanent residency because of autistic son, which was published in The Age on July 30, 2016.
Sally Hayles won Best Video Story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student over 2 minutes with her story on the Mekong, Fishing for the future, which was published in Mojo Correspondent and mojo.
Mikaela Day and Alice Pohlner won the Best Investigative Journalism award for their piece Domestic Violence in Cambodia – Part One: The Rural Challenge, published on mojo correspondent and mojo.
Lindsey Green and Kerryn Hildebrand won the Mindframe for Journalism Education Prize for Mental Health Reporting for her radio piece Harrowing tales of reporting on trauma, a Generation J podcast done for mojo.
Cameron Scott won The Australian Press Council Postgraduate Prize for an essay on the topic of press freedom or media ethics. In this category, Koren Harvey was highly commended.
Angus Smith was highly commended in the Sally A. White Prize for Investigative Journalism category. He was also highly commended in the category of Best Text-based story by a Postgraduate Student, for his story To catch a thief: who stole Picasso’s Weeping Woman, published on Crikey.
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.