Students are enrolling in journalism courses in greater numbers. But they may find themselves writing snappy slogans for soft-drink companies rather than breaking front-page news.
The Australian is trying to whip up a moral panic against "activist journalists" and journalism academics. University of Canberra associate professor Glen Fuller explains why.
With the mainstream media shedding jobs, but universities bumping up their numbers of journalism students, where will these fresh-faced wannabe Lois Lanes find work? Freelance writer Kylar Loussikian looks at the numbers.
In a world increasingly driven by media, knowing how media works and how to make media content is an important set of understandings for any citizen.
These days journalists have to know how to do everything -- video, audio, text. But not many people would add song-writing to the list of desirable skills -- let alone suggest that the newsroom investigative team should get a lead singer and a video clip.
The new boss of newspapers at Fairfax, Brian McCarthy, is taking the industry backwards and setting it up to fail, according to the head of one of the country’s leading journalism education programs.
Fairfax has struck a devastating blow to journalism education and the future of the profession by radically cutting back on the number of its trainees, and altering the requirements for its intake, writes Margaret Simons.
Coles yesterday ended its Supreme Court action to seek information from sacked executive Peter Scott. The action related to alleged breaches of confidentiality in March this year, after an email (between Mr Scott and Coles Corporate Affairs Manager, Sarah McNeil) was leaked to the media.