Master of International Journalism launched

The Master of International Journalism is targeted at students interested in understanding and producing journalism in an international field of practice, where it is important that key skills are complemented by an understanding of different professional traditions, conventions, cultures and challenges.

The Master of International Journalism combines an emphasis on key skills - newsgathering and newswriting, video, audio, digital and social media production - with an international outlook on how different media operate in different cultures and markets. It also focuses on particular areas where a transnational perspective and knowledge is important, such as business and finance journalism.

It particularly seeks to cater for aspiring journalists or mid-career professionals concerned to develop an international career, by providing an in-depth focus on different traditions, media systems and industry environments.

The degree supports understanding of the different expectations, pressures and opportunities of journalism in different industry, regulatory and cultural environments, and is particularly tailored for students from an international background.
It prepares graduates to be confident and knowledgeable practitioners in a diverse and rapidly changing international field of practice, while equipping them with the skills to successfully operate in the fast-changing environment of digital journalism.


The Master of International Journalism provides perspectives and skills that will enable students to work in international environments, and will support international students who are interested in undertaking a degree that could enable them to practice as journalists in their home countries. Here, it differs in emphasis from the Master of Journalism, which focuses on equipping students with writing and presentation skills for Australian and other English-speaking industry settings.


A Master of International Journalism readies you for work in professional fields including:

  • Broadcast, print and digital journalism
  • International communications
  • Multi-national firms
  • Mobile and social media
    Media advocacy

Degree structure

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