The Junction




Welcome to The Junction, a publication that showcases the best of Australian university student journalism and allows universities to work together to produce impactful and creative reportage. It takes students’ work to wider audiences and encourages those audiences to visit the publications of university journalism programs. It improves the experience of learning the craft of journalism and seeks to serve the public good by producing and publishing public interest reporting. The Junction builds on everything we’ve learnt from producing journalism at universities and from working together.

The staff and students of Australia’s university journalism programs make up the largest newsroom in the country. The Junction reflects the depth and diversity of student work, in all forms of reporting. We hope this site creates opportunities for new kinds of collaboration and storytelling to flourish.

The Junction is published by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).

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  • Publish high quality journalism by Australian university students for wide audiences by aggregating content from students at university Journalism schools and by publishing original material.
  • Achieve and maintain high standards of journalistic integrity and inquiry.
  • Meet the dual aims of improving journalism pedagogy and serving the public through the publication of high quality content.
  • Encourage new forms of storytelling through collaboration, networking and experimentation.
  • Draw audiences back to the publications of participating journalism programs.
  • Foster collegiality and cooperation among Australian university journalism schools.



Andrew Dodd, University of Melbourne: [email protected]

Deputy Editor

Kayt Davies, Edith Cowan University: [email protected]

Editorial Board

Peter English, University of the Sunshine Coast: [email protected]

Colleen Murrell, Swinburne University: [email protected]

Matthew Ricketson, Deakin University: [email protected]

Margaret Van Heekeren, Sydney University: [email protected]

Phil Kafcaloudes, RMIT University: [email protected]



The Junction’s coverage of the 2019 Federal Election was financially supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

University student journalism from Australia and the Pacific