Tell stories that matter and build a portfolio of work to launch your future in the fast-evolving news media industries. Taking a hands-on approach, you’ll have opportunities to unearth stories, source interviews, and write and produce news packages that engage, entertain and inspire audiences on print, online, video and audio platforms. Make your voice heard on Deakin’s journalism publication, DScribe, and kickstart your career with a sought-after internship with one of our industry partners.

With access to our specialist newsroom and industry-standard equipment on campus or specialising as a mobile journalist from anywhere in the world, you’ll produce news, current affairs and feature packages with impact. You’ll grow your entrepreneurial mindset, from pitching story ideas to promoting the finished product on social media. You’ll be ready for a broad range of careers, from newsrooms, to organisations connecting with customers through story, to an entrepreneurial change maker.

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MJ-A318003 (major)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Career outcomes

Our graduates work in-house or freelance for print, radio, television and multimedia newsrooms. They also work in business, government and the not-for-profit sector, taking up roles as:

  • web copywriters
  • book, magazine or newspaper editors
  • copywriters
  • digital content managers
  • digital marketing specialists
  • food writers
  • foreign correspondents
  • journalists
  • magazine writers
  • media and communications advisers
  • news presenters
  • reporters.

Explore units


To complete a Major sequence in Journalism complete the eight (8) units as specified below

  • Introduction to Journalism ALJ111
  • News Reporting ALJ112
  • Feature Writing ALJ216
  • Podcasting and Audio Journalism ALJ218
  • Video Journalism ALJ221
  • From the Fourth Estate to Fake News ALJ222
  • News Production Workshop 1 ALJ330
  • News Production Workshop 2 ALJ331
  • Note: Incompatible with the Journalism minor sequence