Some tips for new journalism/media students

We Matter Media


Universities and TAFE colleges across Australia are currently preparing for their next influx of media, journalism, communications and PR students. If this is about to be you – there are thousands of young people just like you about to try and make their mark on one of the most competitive industries out there.

If you want a serious chance at getting anywhere in the media industry – you need to start preparing yourself now. As a media educator I support thousands of young people with an interest in a media career each year. Here are some of my tips for getting ahead of the thousands of others about to start on the same path.

1. Start volunteering/interning/creating NOW.

The best way to build your skills is to just do it. Many media/communications courses have an astounding lack of practical opportunities. By the time you finish your qualification, employers will…

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