Jschool’s key teaching staff all have considerable experience in media and journalism education.

John Henningham was Australia’s first professor of journalism and first PhD in journalism and was head of the Department of Journalism at UQ. Previously he was a reporter and sub-editor with metro daily and national newspapers and other media in Sydney and Brisbane, including The Australian, Sun, Daily Mirror, ABC, Courier-Mail. He has been visiting or adjunct professor at universities including Deakin, Sunshine Coast and QUT. His books include ‘Looking at Television News’ and ‘Institutions in Australian Society’ and he is former editor of ‘Australian Journalism Review’ and other journals. He received the award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism at the 2017 Queensland Media Awards (Clarions).

Julie Abell is a former secondary school commercial teacher who taught shorthand for many years to cadets at Queensland Newspapers and other media organisations.

David Anderson is a former ABC radio news editor, Telegraph court reporter and industry trainer. He began his journalism career as a reporter with the Fraser Coast Chronicle and was production editor of the Brisbane Telegraph.  He is a former journalism lecturer at the University of Queensland has conducted seminars and courses for university and industry groups on journalism law.  He is author of the text ‘Pitfall in the Law for Journalists’ which has served as a guide for thousands of young reporters.

David Stuart is a video journalist and digital producer with ABC News. He was previously a reporter and video producer with Australian Regional Media and has worked with a wide range of regional daily newspapers as well as producing documentaries and video projects.

Joanne Rogers has taught shorthand and administration in journalism colleges in Sydney and Brisbane, and developed Australia’s first comprehensive online shorthand course.

Guest lecturers and presenters have included investigative and crime reporter and author Bob Bottom, sports columnist Mike Colman, lecturer and former Lagos Guardian night editor Levi Obijiofor, Landline executive producer Ben Hawke, Nine network political correspondent Laurie Oakes, community newspaper journalist Desley Bartlett, former AAP bureau chief Steve Connolly, documentary film-maker Mandy Lake, sub-editor Trina McLellan, British obit writer Tim Bullamore, APN group executive editor Peter Owen, radio journalist Gerald Tooth, lecturer and current affairs radio producer Nance Haxton, MEAA director Michelle Rae, Independent editor Don Gordon-Brown, former Bug editor and political adviser Lindsay Marshall, internet researcher Belinda Weaver, ABC Radio National producer Karin Zsivanovits.
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