‘The Working Journalist’ is both the name of a journalism subject at La Trobe University, and of a project designed to take us into the worlds of a diverse range of journalists.
The subject, which is part of La Trobe University’s Master of Global Communications degree, explores the working life of journalists at a time when media industries are going through a massive transformation. We hope that focusing on how journalists are dealing with these challenges will help illuminate some of the ways that journalism itself is evolving.
We’re also keen to hear from any journalist who would like to be profiled as part of this project. If this sounds like you, please email us.
2013 profiles (with more to come over the next few weeks)
Nicholas Jones, editor-in-chief of Tone Deaf.
Eddie Summerfield, rural radio news journalist
Sotiris Hatzimanolis, editor of Neos Kosmos
Alex Burchill, entertainment reporter (ahem!) for The Sunday Sun
Zoe Daniel, ABC foreign correspondent
Carrie Hutchinson, freelance journalist
David Davotovic, Herald Sun football writer
2011 profiles included:
Matt Clinch, sport commentator at ABC Adelaide
Kerri Ritchie, ABC journalist
Aris S. Queen, American writer and broadcaster
Our 2010 profiles included:
Amal Alvis – Sri Lankan TV journalist and producer
Kimberley Nichols – beyondblue communications officer
Alex Wake – RMIT Journalism lecturer and journalist
Paul Kennedy – ABC News Breakfast sports reporter
And here are some of our first batch of profiles from our class of 2009:
Rob Burgess – Business Spectator
Auskar Surbakti – SBS
Cathy Anderson – MX
Nick Richardson – Leader Newspapers
Erdem Koc – SBS Radio
Dinesh Malhotra – Editor, The Bharat Times
Wayne Quilliam – photojournalist
Bruce Hill – Radio Australia journalist
Lee Mylne – travel writer