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


Tapping a vein: Good blood, bad blood, lifeblood

Blood courses through our bodies, culture, history and art.

Audio documentary by The Citizen Team

In this audio documentary, 12 Citizen journalists follow the trail of blood through science, medicine and society, exploring issues from sickness to social taboo. This collection was inspired, and showcased, by the recent Science Gallery Melbourne exhibition Blood: Attract and Repel, in which blood flowed as both biological fluid and artistic medium.



Only women bleed:Charlotte Gorman and Nina Enever explore some of the taboos around the menstrual cycle.



The stuff of life:Chelsea Excell and Garreth Hanley delve into the giving and receiving of lifesaving blood.



Stemming the flow: Stories of fakery, faith and fear by Tori Adams, Lucy Andrews and Vanessa Delutis.



Bad blood: When blood is what ails us. By Tim Cox, Matt Albertus, Hannah Palfreyman, Lucy Waldron-Brownand Sydney Watson.

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: Qiyun (Gwen) Liu
  • Audio & Video editor: Louisa Lim
  • Data editor: Craig Butt
  • Editor-In-Chief: Andrew Dodd
  • Business editor: Lucy Smy
Winner — BEST PUBLICATION 2016 Ossie Awards