Maria Abbatangelo is studying the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She also works as a liaison interpreter, particularly in health and medicine, having obtained an arts degree in interpreting and translation.
Gillian Aeria’s first love was human biology but she soon discovered that life behind a bench was not for her. After trying her hand as a soft-tissue therapist and English teacher in Japan, the recovering ‘wander-luster’ made the switch to journalism. Currently enrolled in the Master of Journalism, she hopes to ask questions that explore science, health and the human story.
Kate Aubrey has worked in communications and marketing for environmental groups internationally and in Australia for six years. Currently studying the Master of Journalism, she has a passion for unearthing environmental stories. Oh, and she has a love of pugs!
Jess Bassano is a freelance journalist. After completing a Performing Arts degree (in acting) she decided to combine her passion for presenting and writing, taking on the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne.
Lauren Beldi works at the ABC’s Asia Pacific News Centre as a producer and reporter for television and radio, and is studying the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She loves a good aviation story and once got to write about a donut being shot into space. When not working, Beldi is often knitting, or tweeting, sometimes simultaneously.
Louise Bennet is completing a Master of Journalism and works as a media advisor at the University of Melbourne. She has a passion for Shakespeare, having studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and her favourite day is Sunday.
Aleks Bliszczyk has a Bachelor of Arts (English and Theatre Studies, and French) and is currently in her final year of a Master of Journalism at Melbourne University. She works as a freelance journalist for Broadsheet Melbourne and has run her own food and recipe blog since 2014. Yes, she’s one of those people who takes photos of their food.
Daniel Connell is a Master of Journalism student at the University of Melbourne. He studied at Deakin University for nine straight years before moving to a university with nicer architecture. He hopes to steal David Speers’ job one day.
Karen Coombs is studying the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne, having completed a Bachelor of Arts in media and communication at Deakin University. She has contributed to Crikey, The Weekly, Farrago, Mamamia, The Dandenong Journal, SmartCompany , Onya, Theatre People, Stage Whispers and the arts online magazine Trouble.
Tess Farry is a retired teacher, having realised that when she grows up she wants to be a journalist. Currently studying a Master of Journalism at Melbourne University, she has previously completed degrees in education and the arts. Farry is a freelance journalist and contributor to Mamamia, and aspires one day to live in New York.
Anders Furze is a journalist with The Citizen and the recipient of the 2017 Schiavon Cadetship. He is a graduate of the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. His writing on film and popular culture has appeared in outlets including Guardian Australia, The Age, Junkee and Meanjin, and he co-hosts the Cultural Capital film podcast.
Krati Garg is studying the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She is an oral surgeon working at the Royal Dental Hospital, Melbourne. When she is not wielding a scalpel, she loves employing her pen. She moved to Australia from India in 2007 and aspires to tell stories about people and places.
Buffy Gorrilla is a Master of Journalism candidate at the University of Melbourne. She is currently on a year-long internship at Radio National’s Blueprint for Living program. Gorrilla also interned at ABC’s 7.30. Prior to relocating to Melbourne, she lived and worked in the US, France and Scotland.
Charlotte Grieve has a degree in international relations and is studying the Master of Journalism at Melbourne University. Her pathway to journalism was kick-started by an internship at The Mongol Messenger in a country that has more horses than people. She tries to couple her wanderlust with writing as a way of learning about cultures and societies across the globe.
Andy Hazel worked his way through most venues and jobs associated with the Hobart, Edinburgh and Melbourne music scenes before studying for a Master of Journalism. Hazel once worked at a seal sanctuary in the Shetland Islands, acquiring skills that are proving essential in his current job as editorial assistant at The Saturday Paper.
Samar Khouri is a Master of Journalism student at The University of Melbourne, having completed a degree in Communications Arts (Radio/TV/Film). One of her hobbies includes collecting film books. She has a passion for film and aspires one day to be a screen writer and work in the film industry.
Louisa Lim teaches audiovisual journalism at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at The University of Melbourne. A former BBC and NPR correspondent, she is the author of 'The People's Republic of Amnesia' and co-hosts the Little Red Podcast.
Samantha Lock is a Master of Journalism student at the University of Melbourne. She has dabbled in advertising, marketing and PR and has now settled for what she hopes to be the more noble pursuit of journalism. She is passionate about the power of the online space to generate ideas, fuel conversation and inspire change.
Arianna Lucente has a Bachelor of Arts (media and communications) and a Diploma in Languages (Spanish). She has worked as an editorial assistant for Fashion Journal, covered the 2016 federal election for Unipoll Watch, is co-editor of music blog art felicis, and has interned at The Conversation. Her interests are in writing, photography and video production.
Jane McNaughton is a producer on ABC Radio. She began her Master of Journalism degree at Melbourne University in 2016, after graduating from Swinburne University with a Bachelor in Film and Television, where she was awarded the Method Studios Editing Award. She hopes to pursue a career in broadcast TV. Her work has also been published in the The Age.
Lorna Musgrove is a television producer who has spent the past decade working on all manner of factual programs in Melbourne, Spain and London. With the hope of delving into meatier material in the future she’s recently returned to university — undertaking the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism.
Ronelle Richards is a freelance journalist, photographer and news junkie. As a former newspaper cadet, she is getting to grips with that new-fangled Internet thing.
Michael Roddan is a reporter for Business Spectator and The Australian. He studied international relations at UNSW and journalism at the University of Melbourne and has written for Fairfax, Forbes and the Melbourne Anglican newspaper.
Ben Rodin is a writer and artist completing a Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. Previously he has worked as an amateur football administrator, bike salesperson, hotel receptionist, child care worker and bouncy castle operator.
Michelle See-Tho is a freelance writer, who works at an advertising agency by day. Her work has been published in The Age, Crikey, Kill Your Darlings and AWOL.
Sally Stewart works full-time in the healthcare field and is studying the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne.
After a wayward youth travelling the world and working in bars, Sean Walker is studying the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Glasgow and a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne. He aspires to write about all of the above.
Bess Maria Zewdie is local talks manager at the Student Youth Network, and is studying the Master of Journalism. Her work spans radio, TV, film, online media and the non-profit sector. In 2014, she completed a research internship with the US-based Women’s Earth Alliance, and worked on two documentaries filmed in Uganda, I Am Fundi and Souls of Sseko.
Henry Belot has studied at King’s College London and Atma Jaya University in Jakarta, and recently completed his Master of Global Media Communication at Melbourne University. Belot’s work has been published in The Jakarta Post, Asian Correspondent and Asia Sentinel. In 2013, he was highly commended at the Ossie Awards for his work on The Citizen.
Annie Blatchford is a research assistant for the Violence against women: a media intervention project and is working with OurWatch to develop teaching tools for responsible reporting on this issue. She is undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne, investigating the impact of legal restrictions on the media’s reporting of violence against women. She completed the Master of Journalism in 2015.
Liam Clark studied his Bachelor’s degree in linguistics at La Trobe University and at the University of Tartu in Estonia. He is currently studying the Master of Journalism at Melbourne University and works for Estonian public broadcaster ERR as a member of its commentary team for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Ania Dutka studied politics and international relations at the Australian National University and the Freie Universität Berlin, where she sought compensation for the lost years of her youth in Canberra. Dutka’s undergraduate studies also led her to Moscow, and she has been captured by all things Russian ever since. Occasionally, you will catch her pining for the nation’s capital or a glass of kefir.
Rachel Furolo completed the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism in 2015. She earned her stripes as a reporter with WIN News in Ballarat and Bendigo, before landing a gig back in the big smoke. She’s now a producer at Channel 9 in Sydney, keeping a keen eye on the regional bureaus in Nine’s local news service.
Georgina Galbraith graduated as a social worker in 2002 and has worked for the past 10 years in health and mental health with children and families. She is in the final year of the Master of Journalism at Melbourne University. She has previously been published in The Age.
Lauren Gill moved from Delaware to study the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Haverford College and first fell in love with Melbourne while studying abroad for a semester in 2011. She now writes for The Brooklyn Paper.
Jackson Graham is a writer and journalist who completed the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne in 2017. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts and has a passion for reading, writing and researching stories. His work has appeared in The Citizen, The Age, Domain News; he has interned with The Age and ABC News.
Eisha Gupta completed Melbourne University’s Master of Journalism in 2015, having previously graduated from Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi with a Bachelor in Journalism (Hons). She hopes to become a competent journalist who can do justice to people’s stories and satisfy her intense curiosity about everything in life, with the exception of golf.
Tejasvi Hari Krishna is a 2015 graduate of the University of Melbourne's Master of Journalism program. She worked previously as a tax lawyer in India before she deciding to shift gears into journalism. She is mostly attuned to human interest stories, the environment, wildlife and technology.
Daryl Holland has a PhD from the University of Bristol and spent 10 years researching algal blooms. He now edits the Science Matters channel of Pursuit, Melbourne University’s online research magazine. He has written for Crikey and ABC Online, and won the 2015 Ossie award for Investigative Journalism (Group).
Daniel Horsley is a Melbourne-based journalist who founded Unique Voices, an online publication where refugees and asylum seekers are invited to tell their stories. He works casually as an assistant producer for Overnights on ABC local radio. He graduated from the University of Melbourne's Master of Journalism program in 2015.
Rose Iser completed her Master of Journalism in 2014. She has been involved for a decade in politics, campaigning and community activities including time as a local government councillor and adviser to the Federal Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt.
Ryan Jones is trying to acquire a journalist’s knowledge in a little bit of everything. Originally from Adelaide, he completed the Master of Journalism in 2015. Previously, he spent three years in South Korea getting acquainted with the peculiarities of the North.
Sandi Keane is environment editor of Independent Australia and occasional contributor to Crikey and New Matilda. In 2012, her investigation into the anti-wind lobby made it into Hansard when it was used by Labor in a speech; mining giant Santos was forced to pull a TV ad as a result of another story. Keane completed the Master of Journalism in 2013.
Jack Kilbride completed an honours degree in media and criminology at Melbourne University and, after also studying physics and ethics at Manchester University in the UK, has landed in the Master of Journalism. A music columnist and sub-editor for Farrago, he loves to write about anything and everything, from sports to science.
Candice Kortlever is a (song)writer, artist and Master of Journalism student at Melbourne University. She enjoys writing on travel and the arts.
Master of Journalism graduate Derrick Krusche works for Fairfax Media in regional Victoria. In 2015, he was a Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year finalist. His journalism has been recognised by the Melbourne Press Club and the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia.
Danielle works as a communications assistant in a law firm and is a freelance journalist with interests in education, health and comedy. She writes for Yawp Magazine and has been published in The Age, Farrago and various Star News publications.
Jack Latimore is studying the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. Interests: International Development, Culture & Crime, Sport. Favourite Drink: Whisky. Likes: Long walks on the beach, candle-lit dinners and romantic comedies.
Dhairya Maheshwari is a Master of Journalism student at the University of Melbourne. He graduated with a degree in journalism and wrote for an online news portal in New Delhi before moving to Melbourne. He aspires to observe and write about wars. Like most other Indians, he is a diehard cricket fan.
Emily Marr is a blogger, traveller and Master of Journalism student at Melbourne University. She got the travel bug early, having moved to Australia from the UK at the age of seven. In 2014, she spent six months on exchange in Edinburgh where eating haggis, making friends with ‘hairy cows’ and hunting the Loch Ness monster became a habit.
Hugh McMaster loves the complex world of arts journalism and has had work published in the ABC’s Limelight magazine. When he is not researching and writing stories, you can often find him playing his viola in orchestras and arts shows around Melbourne.
Julie Milland is a multimedia journalist and scientist covering health, science and technology. Her stories have appeared in ABC News, The Science Show on ABC Radio National, The Age, The Sunday Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Citizen. Milland was shortlisted in the Melbourne Press Club’s Student Journalist of the Year Award in two consecutive years. She has a PhD in molecular biology and a Master of Journalism from the University of Melbourne.
Richard Moss is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in games, technology and science. He has contributed to Edge magazine, Eurogamer, Mac|Life, Polygon and many other publications. When not writing or trying to read the entire Internet, you’ll likely find him dancing, playing games, creating stuff or hanging out on Twitter.
Wes Mountain is currently doing too many things at once. He cartoons and writes for his politics blog This is Australia. Today , is a freelance writer and illustrator, tweets @therevmountain and is studying the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne. When he is not doing all of these things he works full-time for actual money in local government.
Cristina Natoli is a Master of Journalism student at the University of Melbourne, returning after a semester off in Europe. In her undergraduate degree, she completed a double major in media and communications and politics. She has particular interests in lifestyle, culture and feature writing and is a contributing writer for online magazine Brown Paper for Bessie.
Keryn Reynolds is studying the Master of Journalism at The University of Melbourne. She has degrees in arts and education and other qualifications in mediation, leadership and adult training. As a former federal agent and anti-corruption investigator she would like to make a difference in journalism. If not, she’ll go back to trying to learn kite-surfing.
Joshua Ribarich is studying the Master of Journalism at Melbourne University. He is a comic book geek and says Superman was the original reason he wanted to become a journalist. He can’t fly or leap buildings in a single bound, but hopes his work will bring positive change in the world and inspire others.
Emily completed her Bachelor’s degree in Film and Television after studying in New York and Melbourne. Her work has included assignments for a burlesque company in Melbourne and she has also worked as an events journalist for a London newspaper.
Charlotte Ryan recently completed Melbourne University's Master of Journalism. Her undergraduate studies were in law and history. She has had work published by the Melbourne Press Club and in the Herald Sun.
Maria Serenade Sinurat, who moved from Indonesia to study the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne, landed her first journalism post at Kompas Daily, but said goodbye to her dream job because she wanted to see the world. She’s now on a personal mission to write clearly, to play harmonica and reignite her love for journalism.
Chris Shearer completed the Master of Journalism in 2013 and has written for a variety of publications. When he’s not slaving away in front of a computer, you can find him haunting various bars around Melbourne and sticking his nose in other people’s business.
Cally Sheng is a Chinese student studying the Master of Journalism at The University of Melbourne. When she is not too busy with her assignments, she can often be seen soaking up the world of moving images. She enjoys impromptu conversations with her fellow cinephiles after enjoying a movie marathon.
Kate Stanton was a journalist with The Citizen and the recipient of the 2015 Schiavon Cadetship. She is also a Melbourne-based writer and Master of Journalism graduate. She has published work with The Citizen, BBC News, The Monthly, The Age, Sunday Life, United Press International and PBS NewsHour.
Aliyah has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from Swinburne University. She has been published in The Age and the Melbourne Review and writes for PEARL Magazine, a local arts and events publication.
Katelyn Swallow completed the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism in 2015, during which she was awarded a six-month internship with the AFL. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and is currently a journalist with Blitz Publications, working predominantly on Women’s Health and Fitness magazine.
Scott Tibballs enrolled in the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne after having fired his interest in all things political during his undergraduate studies at La Trobe University. He is currently employed with The Cairns Post.
Megan Toomey completed the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne in 2015. She is the marcomms team lead for the Melbourne Space Program, works as a teaching assistant for @scidocmartin as well as the Centre for Advancing Journalism’s MOOC, and does freelance production work for Cosmos magazine.
Luke Voogt hails from Geelong and completed the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne in 2013. He has studied at the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon. He has been published in The Age, the Herald Sun, the Geelong Advertiser and The Echo, and dreams of one day writing a best-selling novel.
Matthew Wade is a freelance writer, passionate about sexuality, gender and cinema. He is a selection panelist for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and an editorial intern at ArtsHub. His work has been published in Archer, Crikey’s Daily Review and The New Daily. He completed the Master of Journalism in 2015.
Clemmie Wetherall completed the Master of Journalism in 2013. She has worked in the community broadcasting sector since 2005 at stations including Radio Adelaide, Three D Radio and 3CR 855AM. She is currently working as a producer on the national Community Radio Network program ‘Women on the Line’. When she’s not following a lead for a story she is plugging one into her guitar.
Amber Ziye Wang is a Master of Journalism student and a reporter for Today Media, a news outlet for Australia’s Chinese community. She has a passion for telling China’s stories and has produced work for The Guardian during the 2015 Tianjin explosions. She also writes for Meld Magazine with an eye on the growing international education sector.