Media, Film and Journalism

New York journalism tour inspires Masters students

By Emma Doherty, Master of Journalism student Monash University’s 2017 New York Field School has been an eye-opening opportunity for journalism, media and communications Masters students to discover what an exciting time it is to be a journalist. More importantly, the touring students have been incredibly fortunate to learn about an industry that is constantly rising…

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Interview with Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin on the audio-visual essay, by Julia Vassilieva

In this interview Cristina Álvarez López and Monash Adjunct Professor Adrian Martin talk about their contribution to the rapidly growing genre of audio-video essay. In their conversation with Dr Julia Vassilieva from Monash Film and Screen Studies they discuss the audio-visual essay’s past, present and future as a form of film criticism, a pedagogical approach and a poetic art practice.

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MFJ lecturer wins ATOM award

Media, Film and Journalism production lecturer William (Billy) Head was awarded at the 35th Australian Teachers of Media Award (ATOM Awards) at a ceremony held in Melbourne last Thursday. This national award recognised Billy’s video direction of a series of observational, day-in-the-life documentaries about workers from the Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste who have come to…

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Smethurst and Story Carter win coveted Walkley Awards 

Monash University alumni have again proven their impact in Australian journalism after News Corp’s Annika Smethurst and ABC digital producer Jeremy Story Carter won prestigious Walkley Awards. Annika, who is News Corp’s national political editor (Sunday newspapers) claimed her second Walkley Scoop of the Year for her revelations on former health minister Sussan Ley’s travel…

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The power in making “0.1 to 100”: interview with Dr Xin Gu

Dr Xin Gu of our School of Media, Film & Journalism, is leading an ARC Discovery international research project: Urban Cultural Policy and the Changing Dynamics of Cultural Production. The research explores the dynamics of the “cultural economy” and how changing industry relationships, urban development and policy dynamics affect cultural production. The research is focused on uncovering these dynamics across the inner Northern suburbs in Melbourne and Marrickville, Sydney, with international case studies in Berlin, Los Angeles, New York and Shenzhen. It aims to discover new insights into crucial urban manufacturing relationships to inform policy and innovation potential in Australia.

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Women in Media: raising voices and the challenges of manterruption

The Monash Arts School of Media, Film & Journalism in partnership with Australia intercultural society (AIS) organised a panel to discuss women in media on 8 November 2017 at Monash Law Chamber. Co-hosted by the two institutions, the collaboration invited panellists Laurel Irving from Channel 7 and Wendy Tuohy from the Herald Sun, along with moderator…

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Nick Parkin recognised in VC awards for outstanding teaching

Monash University journalism lecturer Nick Parkin has been recognised by Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner for his innovative work in journalism education. Mr Parkin was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career) at a ceremony on November 20. His innovative educational approach has created sought-after journalism units, both on campus and…

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Monash pays tribute to visionary journalist and academic Philip Chubb

Monash University’s deputy head of Media, Film and Journalism Associate Professor Philip Chubb died peacefully overnight after a battle with cancer. Monash’s Dean of Arts Professor Sharon Pickering said Phil, who was also head of journalism, worked at the university after a long and distinguished career as a journalist and won numerous awards, including a…

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