Journalism

Why Study Journalism at Monash?

The Monash Journalism program is designed to facilitate entry to an exciting and challenging profession. Our program is run at one of the  most developed Journalism schools in Australia. The program is taught by award-winning journalists and renowned journalism academics, in a new multi-million dollar purpose-built facility at Caulfield campus.

Welcome

The Head of Journalism, Phil Chubb, notes:

You’ve all heard that the role of a journalist is to uphold the fourth estate. But what does that mean?

It means that you are the one who finds the real story before the rest of us even realised it was there; you are the one who informs us about the problems and achievements of our society; you are the one who finds the connections between our community and the world. There is no more important job.

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Monash Media Lab

Monash Journalism’s students now enjoy the advantages of access to one of the country’s finest learning and teaching facilities available to aspiring journalists. Launched in April 2016, the Monash Media Lab is a spectacular state-of-the art facility which boasts:

  • two radio and sound production studios with a control-room/audio production  and teaching suites,
  • an open-plan newsroom,
  • editing suites,
  • a broadcast TV and video production studio,
  • a TV control room, and
  • two teaching laboratories.

Interested in learning more about the Monash Media Lab? Book a tour of the lab.

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Journalism Courses

Monash Journalism forms part of the School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ), which is based at the Caulfield campus of Monash University. Monash Journalism’s students benefit from the innovative teaching and research culture of the Department; our staff enjoy success in competitive grants schemes and have a strong publication output. It offers courses at Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD levels.

The Future of Journalism

Head of Journalism Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Young people thinking about becoming a journalist sometimes wonder about the future. The old newspaper business models are changing under pressure from the digital revolution.

But newspapers and journalism are not the same thing. The skills of journalism are to research insightfully, interview artfully and write cleanly and crisply. These will be in demand for as long as democracy is alive.

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Media Lab Production Program

The Media Lab Production Program provides staff and students with detailed instruction on Podcasting, Video Production, Presenting and Digital Marketing.

In these modules you will learn how to conduct and record interviews, multi-track edit, script and shoot video and present well on camera. You will also learn how to create compelling editorial content, while discovering how to harness the power of social media.

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Student Experience

Monash journalism graduates have workedin key editorial positions worldwide, including News Corp, Fairfax, Channel 9, ABC, London newspapers and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

They have also found employment at hundreds of new startups that are enriching our contemporary experience of media. As well, they have made their mark in the corporate sector, representing major companies.

Hear what students have to say about studying journalism at Monash:

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Industry and Internships

While studying Journalism, students are encouraged and helped to organise work experience, which can count towards their degree. Internships help you gain real-world experience and develop your practical skills.

Each year students intern at a variety of regional and urban media outlets. These internships are an excellent way to find out what it is like to be a working student-journalist, build up your portfolio and make contacts in the industry.

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Student Publishing

It is important for students to strive to publish their work. The more you publish the better your CV will look when you come to find a job.

At Monash, we provide mojo and the Melbourne Tribune to make your journalism available to the public. We also help and encourage you to publish in more mainstream media. Journalism is in strict accordance with the Australian Journalists’ Code of Ethics.

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Mojo

Mojo is an independent news and current affairs website publishing professionally-edited multimedia news, features, comment and analysis written and produced by Monash Journalism. It is a showcase for student work and an opportunity to build a professional portfolio, and to learn from and publish alongside professional journalists.

Melbourne Tribune

The Melbourne Tribune is a local digital magazine that reports on the issues affecting the residents of Melbourne. The Melbourne Tribune, in its first year of operation, is produced by Monash’s Digital Journalism students. The students will work locally to capture the latest news throughout Greater Melbourne. Julie Tullberg is the editor of Melbourne Tribune.

Staff

Journalism is multi-disciplinary and the Monash staff are active researchers in a range of fields. All of the staff are research active in their own fields of interest and their expertise as researchers influences the curriculum and their teaching in profound ways to the benefit of students.

Associate Professor Mia Lindgren

Mia Lindgren is Head of School of Media, Film and Journalism, launched in 2014. She teaches and researches across a range of areas in journalism. She began her career in journalism in Sweden working in broadcast news, current affairs, live radio and documentary reporting. She has produced radio documentaries from Russia, Scandinavia, Israel and Australia. She is interested in storytelling … Continue reading Associate Professor Mia Lindgren

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Associate Professor Phillip Chubb

Philip is Head of Journalism in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Philip’s career combines leadership positions in the academy, media and business. Prior to joining Monash in 2008, his industry roles included Melbourne Editor of the National Times, leader writer at The Age and deputy editor of Time Australia; in television he was Executive Producer of The 7.30 … Continue reading Associate Professor Phillip Chubb

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Contacts

For course specific information, please contact the Head of Journalism: Associate Professor Philip Chubb

For all other general questions, please visit our future student enquiries page.

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