Media, Film and Journalism

Steffanie scores front page byline during The Age internship

Steffanie Tan, a third-year journalism student at Monash, says she’s ‘lucky’ to have scored a front page byline during her internship at The Age. Co-authored with The Age journalist Tom Cowie, the story discusses the results of a longitudinal national survey into the challenges facing Australian families, with a particular focus on anxieties surrounding childcare. Steffanie says…

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Tony Moore presents at Leap into the Modern symposium

On Saturday 12 August, Associate Professor Tony Moore (School of Media, Film and Journalism), was part of a symposium ‘Leap into the Modern: Dance Culture in Australia from the 1930s’ at the National Gallery of Victoria discussing the creative and historical context of modern dance in Australia from the 1930s to the present day.  Associate Professor…

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Joanna fashions a career in research

Not to boast, but Monash is always proud of our incredibly talented students. Joanna Batsakis is a great example. Joanna is working towards an academic career in undertaking a PhD in Film Theory, but is also a painter and jewellery designer for her own label. Here is her profile… Name: Joanna Batsakis Course: Bachelor of…

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Simons shares wisdom with journalism students

Award-winning journalist, author and academic Margaret Simons recently joined the journalism department in Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism. Associate Professor Simons previously worked as director of the Centre of Advancing Journalism at The University of Melbourne. Assoc Prof Simons, who has taught journalism for about 25 years while working as a freelance…

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Not jobs and growth but post-capitalism – and creative industries show the way

The term “creative industries” was first applied to the cultural sector by UK New Labour in 1998, and rapidly gained global traction. It was a kind of Faustian bargain for the cultural sector, which gave up its traditional suspicion of commercial imperatives in return for a seat at the grown-ups’ table where the governmental big…

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Film and Screen DECRA fellow gives a keynote at a major international conference

Dr Julia Vassilieva was invited to give a keynote address to the 20th conference of the Society for the Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image that took place in Helsinki on the 11-14 of June.  The society unites scholars around the word interested in interdisciplinary research within the areas of moving image history, theory, and aesthetics;…

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Calla unafraid of challenging storytelling

For Calla Wahlquist, after giving up on becoming a vet it was working as a journalist for The Guardian that took on the mantle of dream career. Now she’s achieved that goal Calla is striving to chase stories that challenge herself as a journalist, along with her readers. Here is her profile… Name: Calla Wahlquist Course: Bachelor of…

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