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Three University of Adelaide Journalism major students were part of a 17-day study tour to the Middle East run by the Australia Middle East Journalism Exchange, with funding assistance provided by organisations including the Council for Australian-Arab Relations. Benito Carbone, Dale Carter and Ashleigh Roberts travelled to Qatar and Jordan as part of a cohort of six students from UoA and the University of Canberra. Highlights of the trip included a visit to the headquarters of media network Al Jazeera, the opportunity to meet fellow students in both countries and the chance to work on developing, researching, filming and writing their own journalism work based on their experiences.

 Scott Bridges
Scott Bridges from AMEJE showcases the highlights of the trip to University of Adelaide staff and students and other invited guests.

Dale Carter
Media student Dale Carter talks about her experiences in Jordan.

Middle East Tour group
Student Benito Carbone, Soufiane Rboub from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations and students Dale Carter and Ashleigh Roberts.

Photos by Bree Tonkin

 

collaboration

Students from the Journalism major course Transforming Journalism were involved in a collaboration with PhD students from the University’s School of Public Health. The collaboration gave both groups of students the chance to develop their interviewing skills in either audio or video formats, with a focus on the research being undertaken by the PhD candidates. Pictured are some of the students involved.

 

The Department of Media with support from the School of Humanities, hosted students and staff from the College of Image Arts & Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto for a special seminar on Japanese Popular Culture in September 2017. This successful international collaboration saw students and staff present their work on topics including film, media technologies, theatre, social media, tourism and music.

Japan study tour 2017

Japan study tour 2017

Congratulations to three of our Media students who produced this video "Growing Acorns" for Anglicare SA, alongside Media lecturer Dr Kim Barbour.

 

The Inaugural National Conference on Migration, Media and Integration/Social Cohesion

Through the work of Dr John Budarick, the Department of Media was involved in the establishment and organisation of The Inaugural National Conference on Migration, Media and Integration/Social Cohesion 2016, held in Melbourne. Partnering with the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council and Africa Media Australia, the Media Department and the University of Adelaide was strongly represented in this important two day conference on the impact of media on the lives of migrants and ethnic minorities in Australia. The conference featured speakers from academia, politics, community organisations, professional media bodies, and the community and ethnic media sector. Speakers included the Hon Robin Scott, Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs, World Vision CEO Tim Costello (AO), former ABC and SBS news presenter Indira Naidoo, and John Searle, Chairperson of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

 

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