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.
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.
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.
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.
Our research unit: Journalism and the Politics of Change
The research we do can be grouped in the following key themes:
- Global journalism, democracy and social change
- Media history, the politics of memory and identity
- Environment, crisis and the media
- Voice, interviewing and storytelling
- Newsgathering, investigation and fact-checking
- Journalism genres and creativity
At the start of each year we organise a public forum followed by a research round table on a specific theme. Examples of previous topics: the impact of surveillance and secrecy on in-depth journalism, the changes to political reporting of federal politics in Australia 2007-2013 and the evolution of storytelling in journalism.
Our research aligns strongly with how the Journalism Education and Research Association Australia describes our discipline.
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.
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.
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:
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.
“Monash journalism graduates excel at News Corp: from Annika Smethurst in Canberra, Anthony Galloway at state rounds, Ashley Argoon and Monique Hore in the news room and Sam Landsberger and Lauren Wood in sport. Whatever it is you’re doing at Monash, keep it up.”
Andrew Rule, associate editor, Herald Sun
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.
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.
For course specific information, please contact the Head of Journalism: Associate Professor Philip Chubb
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other general questions, please visit our future student enquiries page.
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