The Monash Journalism program is designed to facilitate entry to an exciting and challenging profession. Our program is housed in one of the largest 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.
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.
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.
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.