Master of Journalism
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Graduate profile: Dilpreet Kaur Taggar
Dilpreet Kaur Taggar was working at a news channel in India but felt compelled to learn more about the ethics behind her craft and tell the stories that matter.
It motivated her to pursue Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. As a student, Dilpreet interned with ABC News, The Conversation and Al Jazeera, and has since founded independent media organisation South Asian Today.
“The journalism program is peerless. There are some incredible journalists and reporters from such diverse backgrounds that it is impossible to not hone new skills,” Dilpreet says. “I launched South Asian Today solely because I learnt how to produce and edit podcasts, videos, photos and interviews during my degree.”
South Asian Today is Australia’s first media organisation for South Asian women and non-binary peoples. Its goal is to tell the stories that aren’t told often enough in Australian media.
“Arriving in Australia and finding lots of South Asians but no media which catered specifically for them was not only bizarre, it was unsettling,” she says. “As a migrant and a woman of colour in journalism, it is important I decolonise the current media structure and fill in the gaps I see and consider myself capable of closing.”