Victorians urged to go north to learn

A Queensland journalism professor is in Melbourne trying to persuade Victorians to study journalism in Brisbane. John Henningham claims Jschool is an Australian first, a college totally focused on vocational journalism. It offers only one course — an eight-month diploma of journalism,

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Jobs come easily with diploma

Director of Queensland’s private journalism college Jschool, Professor John Henningham, is delighted with the success of the new Diploma of Journalism course. “Three out of four graduates from our first intake are working full-time as newspaper journalists in Queensland and NSW,” he

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Now for some good news . . .

The first graduates of Jschool’s innovative city-based journalism school received their Diploma of Journalism awards last week. Parents, partners and friends joined leading journalists in celebrating the students’ achievements, which included the hundreds of stories they have already had published in newspapers

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Theory gives way to workplace readiness ( extract )

‘Can’t write, can’t spell and can’t find a story”: so goes the frequently quoted criticism of university journalism graduates by editors. The editor, as any young reporter knows, is ignored at great peril and the message is filtering through to educators. As

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Journalism course celebrates first graduation

Australia’s newest and happiest journalism graduates celebrated Jschool’s first graduation day at a ceremony in Brisbane.     The first graduates of Australia’s newest journalism school, Jschool, received their Diploma of Journalism awards at a Brisbane ceremony on November 29. Parents, partners

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It’s more than just a PR stunt

Old-style independent journalism is under threat from the spin sector, writes Martin Chulov . . . Early last year, the University of Queensland abandoned its straight journalism program in favour of a School of Journalism and Communication. The argument for doing so

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