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Crikey comes to La Trobe

Jason Whittaker, editor of Crikey, will be speaking at La Trobe University on Monday.

Tom Cowie – working journalist profile

Tom Cowie took all the right steps, and they are paying off. Julia McDonald talks with the Power Index journalist about education, internships and what it takes to be professional.

Want to be a freelancer? Here are a few handy hints!

Cass Savellis attended the Walkley Media Pass Student Industry Day on Friday, at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Melbourne. It was jam-packed with industry professionals who shared their tips and experiences they’ve gained over their careers. She took their advice and turned it into a list of significant freelance journalist pointers.

What’s in store for quality newspapers?

Last Tuesday, Eric Beecher (Crikey) and Paul Ramadge (The Age) joined La Trobe’s Mary Debrett and Robert Manne in a discussion about the future of quality newspapers. Cass Savellis witnessed the proceedings.

Keeping the media accountable

If you’ve ever secretly yearned to host Media Watch, asking the hard questions of editors, managing directors and CEO’s, then here’s your chance to rub shoulders with some of Australia’s media leaders.

Jonathan Green – Working Journalist profile

ABC’s The Drum editor Jonathan Green has been a journalist for more than 30 years. He shares some reflections on his career and the state of journalism with Matt Smith in this Working Journalist interview.

Investigative journalism and the academy

Do universities offer a safe harbour for investigative journalism within the current storm buffeting the news industries? In this piece, Madeleine Barwick talks to Professor Wendy Bacon from UTS.

Guest lecture – Margaret Simons

This afternoon at 4, join author, journalist and blogger Margaret Simons at La Trobe University’s Dilemmas in Journalism class to discuss ethics and online journalism. The lecture will be held in the Economics Lecture Theatre and everyone is welcome.

Tom Cowie – from graduate to today’s guest lecturer

A few months ago Tom wanted a job as a journalist. Then he landed one. Now La Trobe Uni has asked him back as a guest lecturer to tell the story behind his diary as a graduating journalism student and his experiences so far as a working journalist.

Podcasting the US midterm elections

Bombarded by information and sick of Australian politics? The US Presidential election may be two years away but, as Sean Ross writes, you can get a leg up by listening to the midterms unfold through podcasts.