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You may have heard that the role of a journalist is to uphold the fourth estate. But what does that mean? It means that you’re the one who finds the real story before the rest of us realise the story is even there. You’re the one who informs us about the problems and achievements of our society; between our community and the world. There’s no more important job.

Why study journalism?

Journalism will teach you the skills to write succinctly, to a word limit and to a deadline. It’ll teach you to question ideas, and to question people face-to-face. You’ll learn to think on your feet and quickly gain an understanding of an issue. It’ll also teach you to be accurate, check your sources, dig deeper and analyse data to find the next big story in the field that most interests you. You’ll learn to use the very latest technologies in our fully-equipped Monash Media Lab, one of the most advanced of its kind in Australia.

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This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

What a week: Journalism

In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students discover where a journalism major can take them from our Arts academics.

Career options

Many of our graduates fulfil their aspiration to become a journalist. They’ve joined metropolitan papers, the ABC and SBS, along with commercial radio, TV and digital-only outlets. Others have gone on to careers in communications, speech writing and other professions where the skills of journalism are in demand.

Overseas opportunities

Through the Monash Abroad program, the University provides financial and administrative support for students to travel overseas for study purposes. Such studies are included in their Monash degree.

"The Monash journalism program taught me a range of different reporting skills that I was able to immediately apply in the newsroom ... I will forever be thankful for their help in kickstarting my career as a journalist."

- Christiane Barro, Journalism