Journalism

Meeting the expectations of the changing media landscape.

We teach our students to tell great stories in innovative and engaging ways, and to shape the future using creativity and imagination.

Professionalism, creativity, and scholarship underpin our course content, which equips students with multiplatform media, writing and research skills, as well as traditional journalistic attributes of fairness, accuracy, persistence, curiosity, and news sense.

Using UQ's state-of-the-art production facilities, as a journalism student you'll extend your theoretical knowledge by gaining sought-after skills in field recording and camera work, sound editing, vision and pictures, data analysis, publishing and entrepreneurialism, and multi-platform distribution.

You'll also gain valuable insights into current production values and practices from the on-site Media and Production Support team (MaPS), and industry professionals drawn from leading media outlets.

Despite the highly competitive nature of journalism, UQ graduates have high success rates in securing jobs across the media – in metropolitan and national newspapers, commercial and public radio and television, news agencies and magazines in Australia and around the world, with many now in senior positions.

UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication – Professor Peter Greste on why you should consider a UQ journalism program.