Hedley Thomas wins Gold Walkley

Jschool congratulates top investigative journalist Hedley Thomas in winning the Gold Walkley at the Walkley Awards for journalism excellence. Hedley, national chief correspondent with The Australian, is the only journalist to have won the Gold Walkley twice – he previously won it

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Ando does us proud

Great honour for Jschool journalism law lecturer David Anderson – chosen to carry the baton on Fraser Island as part of the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton relay.

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My name is TEELINE!

I am a written language which will help you become the best journalist that you can be by allowing you to take down notes at the speed of light without having to record a conversation.  This means you don’t have to battle

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Three more Jscholars in new year graduations

From Jschool’s Facebook page  (www.facebook.com/JschoolAustralia):   It’s great that three more Jschool students have recently completed their Diploma of Journalism – Tylah Ashburn in Brisbane, Stephanie Roemer in Melbourne and Carissa Walford in Sydney. Congratulations ladies and best of luck for the

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Vox popping

I’ve heard a lot of journalists complain about doing vox pops. It’s often a job given to interns – I know I did them as an intern. “Hey, can you please go out and ask some people in the mall these questions?”

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ACPET calls for support for journalism students

The Federal Government and Education Department’s student loan policies have been blasted by senior education industry figure Rod Camm. Mr Camm, chief executive officer of ACPET (the Australian Council for Private Education and Training), strongly criticised the denial of Centrelink support for

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Jschool director calls govt loan policies discriminatory

Jschool’s director was quoted in a Courier-Mail report on government and Education Department failure to support journalism students. VET students relegated to second-class by Vanessa Marsh (Courier-Mail, 10 February 2018) Thousands of Queensland students could be forced to drop out of their

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What is news writing?

A news story is a specialised and vastly different style of writing from writing an essay or producing a report for school, business or university. In a competitive news environment with thousands of stories available, a news story has to grab the

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Professor says university a waste of time and money

An American economics professor has thrown the cat among the pigeons by saying that university is a waste of time and money. In his controversial book, Bryan Caplan argues for ‘more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching

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Congratulations all round for Jschool students

Well done Jess on your graduation from Jschool. With four daughters, health problems and freelance journalism plus community work you’ve shown remarkable persistence and commitment to achieve your Diploma of Journalism. Congratulations and best wishes to Krista Schade on graduating with the

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