Journalism

Getting ready to report our complex world.

Journalism is vital in any society but its changing fast as technology evolves. Graduates need a range of professional skills to prosper. That’s why we offer Journalism courses at Swinburne. 

Journalism at Swinburne prepares students to thrive in all journalism environments. We combine practical writing and reporting skills – such as investigating, research and interviewing – with self-publishing, multimedia production and social networking. We believe in practice-based teaching because the best way to learn about journalism is by doing it. Our journalism students produce stories on topics of public importance for real publications, including our own multimedia journal, The Standard. We also encourage understanding of the social, historical, legal and ethical contexts of journalism.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to put your knowledge to work. Future careers can be found in news organisations, television, radio, publishing and more.

Joanne Hajjar accepting graduation scroll from Chancellor Graham Goldsmith

Take on a Grand Challenge

Is the Great Australian Dream of a quarter acre block dead? Will we be renters for life? How can we afford decent housing? In her final-year Grand Challenges project, Joanna Hajjar (pictured) wrestled with those questions and developed solutions alongside experts and fellow students.  

You too could dive into a Grand Challenge of your own, covering topics like sustainable cities or digital transformations in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Transitions.

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.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. 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 undergraduate students from 2016.

Rachel Hayter, graduate of Swinburne journalism, nominated for national journalism award

Graduate achievement

NOMINATION: BEST NEWS PRESENTER

Swinburne graduate Rachel Hayter has been named a finalist in the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

Rachel, who completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism, says the internships she completed during her studies helped set her apart from other graduates.

Journalism courses

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