Journalism

Get ready to report our fast-changing world.

Journalism is vital in any democratic society but it’s changing fast as technology evolves. Graduates must be equipped with professional skills for today’s job and for the jobs of the future.

Journalism at Swinburne combines practical writing and reporting skills – such as news and feature writing, investigative reporting, researching and interviewing – with photography and multimedia production. You’ll also obtain advanced skills in areas such as video production. We believe in practice-based teaching combined with critical thinking because the best way to learn about journalism is by doing it.

Swinburne journalism students produce stories on topics of public importance for real publications, including our own multimedia journal, The Standard. You’ll also learn about the laws within which you’ll work and how to deal with ethical dilemmas.

Future careers can be found in news organisations (including print and online), television, radio, magazines, start-ups and specialist publications.

Graduate success

Follow Kirstie’s journey from undertaking a football PR internship as part of her Journalism degree to becoming Communications Manager – Community for AFL Victoria. The skills she learned in new media helped Kirstie future-proof her career.

Jon Faine, from ABC 774 Melbourne, speaks to students in a Swinburne lecture theatre.

Industry engagement

LEARNING FROM LOCAL LEGEND

ABC 774's Jon Faine spoke to journalism students at Swinburne to share his experiences and tips from his career.

“Content is available in a variety of different ways now, and the old ones keep diminishing; however the need for content is always going to be there.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Gem Middle Eastern Journalism

Student success

DIGGING INTO STORIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST

After working as an actor for years, Gem turned her new-found passion for Middle Eastern journalism into a role hosting TV show The Modern Middle East.

"I said 'um' about a thousand times with about 40,000 people watching," she said of the first episode.

Through her role with the show, Gem now helps to start conversations that are hugely significant to contemporary issues both within the Middle East and Australia.

Journalism courses

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