APG5653 Journalism Futures: New York Field School
Following a dramatic year in American politics, and the claims and counter-claims of ‘fake news,’ the media is under scrutiny in the USA like never before.
In this unit, students will travel to the heart of the world’s media industry to observe how news organisations are managing to deal with the spate of challenges they are currently facing.
We will examine in particular how the creative responses to the funding of journalism are transforming news organisations. How are these companies responding to the pressures of changing consumption patterns, delivery platforms and business models?
To take part, students must attend an intensive workshop at Monash University (Caulfield) to develop skills in research project design, methods and management.
Then, over eight days in December, students will travel to New York to learn first-hand how newsrooms are adapting to change. What is it like to be a media practitioner today? How are news values shifting to capture digital audiences, now and in the future? And are the foundations of journalism in a liberal democracy – with notions of independence, objectivity and fairness – changing too?
Students will draw from scholarly and popular literature as well as their immersive experience to formulate research projects, adopting a case-study approach to their chosen topic.
Read more about the unit here
You will be required to submit a personal statement as part of your application. Write a brief personal statement (no more than 250 words) outlining the following:
Why would you like to undertake this program
What inspired you to apply for this program
What would you like to learn from this program
- What skills, experience or insight could you bring to the group
You will also be required to: