A publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

People

Citizen journalist recognised at Victorian Homeless Media Awards

Current student reporter Imran Ariff won the Student and Early Career Journalism Award at last week’s ceremony. 

Citizen journalist recognised at Victorian Homeless Media Awards

Imran Ariff (centre) at the ceremony in Melbourne

 

Ariff’s story, Down and out in Deakin: The word on the street on the homelessness crisis, was published by The Citizen in the lead-up to the 2019 Federal Election. It explored homelessness in the comfortable middle Melbourne suburbs in the battleground electorate of Deakin, where the issue is often ignored.

The story raised a number of issues, including the availability of public housing in Victoria, the scope of Newstart, and the prevalence of mental health concerns amongst Victoria’s homeless population.

Read it here.

About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

  • Editor: Jo Chandler
  • Reporter: Jack Banister
  • Audio & Video editor: Louisa Lim
  • Data editor: Craig Butt
  • Editor-In-Chief: Andrew Dodd
  • Business editor: Lucy Smy
Winner — BEST PUBLICATION 2016 Ossie Awards