2010-ongoing (University of New South Wales)

  • Multiplatform Journalism (MDIA3002)
  • Broadcast Journalism: From the Wireless to the Web (MDIA2008)

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  • Media Society Politics (ARTS1091)
  • Communication: Contexts and Practices (MDIA1002)
  • Media, Culture and Everyday Life (ARTS1090)
  • Analysing Media Communication (MDIA2002)

Video: Alessi Ilief
Topic: Secret Sydney
A project completed as an assessment component of the course: Broadcast Journalism (MDIA2008) at UNSW


In 2016, I was lucky enough to be able to work with 10 indigenous high school students from around Australia who were participating in the Winter School run by UNSW. To give the students a taste of studying Journalism in the School of the Arts and Media, we did a 2-hour video workshop, sharing with them the ins and outs (dos and don’ts) of the vox pop, with the added bonus of the students being able to be on both sides of the camera, as sound engineer, camera operator and as the subjects in the video itself. The results of this workshop can be seen in the video here.

I am immensely grateful to Lachlan Harman, a third year BMedia Comms and Journalism student who not only did an awesome edit of the footage to produce the final video, but also shared with the students his good humour and his considerable wisdom in claiming a space for oneself in the digitized world. You can learn more about Lachlan here.

2009 (University of Wollongong)

  • Language and Ideology (ELL314)
  • An Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics (ELL171)
  • English for Academic Purposes: A Second Language Perspective 2 (ELL152)

2008-2009 (University of Technology, Sydney)

  • Journalism Studies Project (57017)

2008 (University of Sydney)

  • Media Discourse (LNGS3692/LNGS7274)

1999-2008 (University of Sydney Foundation Program)

  • Media Studies and Communication
  • English for Specific Purpose
  • English for Science/Humanities/Arts
  • Australian Studies

1995-1999 (The Australian Centre for Languages)

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • General English
  • CSWE (Certificate in Spoken and Written English)