Media, Film and Journalism

Top media editors explain why journalism is important

Earlier this year I filmed a number of interviews with senior media editors and I asked them what they believed was the point of journalism today. Are journalists still the watchdogs of society? And if so, how should they engage better with their audiences in order to improve the tasks of investigation, interpretation and dissemination?

“Legacies of resistance we need to act upon”: PhD candidate Matteo Dutto

Sometimes dubbed the ‘black Ned Kelly’, Jandamarra of the Bunuba nation is an iconic figure in the history of Australian … Continue reading “Legacies of resistance we need to act upon”: PhD candidate Matteo Dutto

Apply now: Hong Kong field school

The exciting new unit, Global Journalism: Hong Kong field school, enables students to travel to the Asian media capital to explore why this world city is the big draw for news companies from around the globe.

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 about the coverage of terrorism. At the end of her hour-long audio interviews, she filmed some short answers to questions such as – ‘what skills or characteristics do you look for in student journalists?’ Check out these responses from editors at publications such as The Times, the ABC, Le Monde, and The Huffington Post.