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

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A bird’s-eye view of our city creeks, and a deep dive into their stories: A multi-media series

Before white settlement, the waterways of Melbourne were a “temperate Kakadu”. With the arrival of industry and population, they became the drains of a sprawling metropolis. Today many of Melbourne’s creeks are being transformed. But it’s a long way back from the brink, as our special multi-media series documents.

 

 

As Melbourne’s creeks play a bigger part in the lives of urban dwellers, communities are rallying to revive polluted waterways. Volunteer corps of clean up gangs are gaining strength, tackling the rubbish, weeding and planting.

In this special series, University of Melbourne journalism students explore the hidden creeks of Melbourne, and meet the citizens who have become their champions.

They also explore what the changing waterways tell us about the health, needs and priorities of the communities that surround them.

Over the next two weeks, The Citizen will highlight a series of Creeks of Melbourne stories using a variety of tools – words, audio, video and picture galleries. The stories are all the work of students in the Centre for Advancing Journalism Master of Journalism program. For an overview of this innovative storytelling project, click here: https://www.issimo.io/p/39026/a/39027/creeks-of-melbourne.

View of Melbourne, Victoria, from the Botanic Gardens 1866. Artist Henry Gritten/ National Gallery of Victoria

View of Melbourne, Victoria, from the Botanic Gardens 1866. Artist Henry Gritten/ National Gallery of Victoria

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
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