Master of Journalism

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The experience


Learn from teachers with past and current experience of world-renowned mastheads, access a network of innovative industry leaders and engage with our exciting internship opportunities.

Put your study into practice

We showcase the work of our journalism students in The Citizen, the flagship publication of our Centre for Advancing Journalism. We also publish The Global Citizen for student work with an international orientation.

That means you’ll build experience writing for independent mastheads that operate to the standards you’ll encounter in industry – stories in The Citizen are often co-published with The Age, Crikey, The Guardian and other major outlets.

Interested in audio journalism? Try The Yarn, our podcast featuring original reporting by students, content from The Citizen, and talks and events held by the Centre for Advancing Journalism.

Explore The Citizen

The Centre for Advancing Journalism

The Centre exists to foster and encourage journalism that helps people become informed and engage citizens.

Staff at the Centre combine journalism expertise with extensive industry experience: their professional histories include credits with world-renowned organisations like the BBC, Agence France Press, New York Times, China Daily, Wall Street Journal, NPR, National Geographic and Reuters, as well as national institutions like the 7.30 Report, The Age and other media organisations.

In an ever-evolving media landscape, teaching staff at the Centre are constantly evaluating their teaching and course content to keep our students at the forefront of industry practices.

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Student success: Master of Journalism’s Petra Stock wins prestigious Quill Award

Petra Stock with the Student Journalist of the Year Award 2021. Image courtesy of the Melbourne Press Club.

In early 2022, Master of Journalism student Petra Stock won the Student Journalist of the Year Award at the 2021 Melbourne Press Club’s coveted Quill Awards with her article “National Treasure”. The winning article, published in Australian Geographic, charted the trajectory of Australian small coins and introduced the artist who designed their iconic wildlife tails, Geelong-born Stuart Devlin.

Stock was one of three University of Melbourne students nominated for the 2021 award. Amalyah Hart was nominated for her story “Earth’s orbital space: who’s in charge?”, published in Cosmos magazine, and Fia Walsh was nominated for “On the land, between phosphate and a hard place”, published in The Citizen.

The previous two Quill student award winners were also University of Melbourne students: Jess Malcolm and Liam Petterson. University of Melbourne lecturer and subject coordinator Craig Butt was also shortlisted for two awards.

Image courtesy of the Melbourne Press Club.