Journalists that set the news agenda!


The pen really is mightier than the sword, and a Journalism education at Murdoch University empowers students to become the voice of the people by uncovering and reporting on stories that make a difference.

Through rigorous training and newsroom simulation, students hone critical thinking, communication, research, digital skills and legal know-how to unlock a range of possibilities in the media and corporate worlds.

As journalists, you will investigate new ideas and current events to shape public discourse and reveal the hidden stories in your community. 


An exciting career where curiosity meets opportunity

Unlike traditional desk jobs, journalism offers an exciting career where no two days are the same.  Student journalists take on the big stories, like travelling to Indonesia to investigate shark fishing or speaking to celebrities, politicians and sporting greats.

Graduates then move into a dynamic industry experiencing exponential growth - particularly in areas such as podcasting - and are sought after not just in newsrooms but in the corporate and not-for-profit world too.  After all, the skill to critically analyse and ethically report has never been more valuable.


What to expect when you study Journalism

From your first year, you will be immersed in digital news gathering. You will learn to report accurately on important issues while creating podcasts, multimedia, interactive graphics, feature stories and video packages to industry standard. Journalism is an exciting journey where award-winning reporters and experienced academics support you to look in the right places, conduct interviews and write creatively in state-of-the-art labs.

You will learn the power of credible sources and verification, how to gather evidence to expose wrong-doing and the ability to think on your feet in a landscape where social media and cross-platform capabilities are all part of the training.

In your final year, you will produce a portfolio of published work for the independent Quenda news website, as you build a strong list of contacts that empower you to conquer the world. 

Indogo Lemay-Conway
Journalism as a career was one of the best moves I ever made, go in with an open mind, this degree opens doors that you didn’t see coming.
Indigo Lemay-Conway, Journalist, The West

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