About Journalism at Gippsland, Berwick and Off-campus
Journalism is in a period of dramatic change, driven by technological advances and a paradigm shift in how citizens consume (and even create) news. As newspapers confront the greatest challenge to their survival since their inception, the expanding world of online reportage is capturing global attention—and so our focus in this dynamic regional journalism program reflects the challenges of media industries. Our students and our program adapt, reflect and move with these developments. The media play a vital role in the democratic system and rigorous journalism gives a voice to ordinary citizens as well as to the influential. As the fourth estate, journalism is an essential pillar of democracy. Students will be immersed in journalism methods and practice, explore ethical dilemmas, and consider a constantly developing body of journalism studies scholarship to help develop a broad understanding of the rapidly changing world of mass communications.
The future of journalism is about responding to and understanding our communities: informing, educating and entertaining the public. Regional journalists in particular play a vital role in the dissemination of information that sustains communities—SAMSS Journalism students learn how to respond to these needs.
Journalism in the regions is about community connection and the SAMSS Journalism program has been developed to equip students with the skills to find the stories that matter in their communities. Students also have access to local industry experts, and a new Journalism hub with state-of-the-art technology. A range of new and exciting units is also being developed to enhance students’ learning experience of journalism in the regions.Information about the Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)