Our journalists are students in the undergraduate and postgraduate media programs at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (Bachelor of Media; Master of Journalism and Communications). They study journalism, film making, arts reviewing, public relations and advertising. Their reports offer fresh insights into currently topical events, while also delving into some issues which have escaped the attention of other media outlets.
They come to their journalism from a wide diversity of backgrounds, both cultural and geographic, and bring this diversity to bear as they report, analyse and sometimes comment.
Helenna is completing a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in theatre and performance studies at UNSW. She has a background in acting, training at Stella Adler Acting Studio in New York, and is particularly interested in theatre criticism and writing. She is passionate about supporting independent theatre and emerging artists in Australian storytelling.
Raheemah is a Master's of PR and Advertising student at UNSW. Aside from her interest in content creation and design, she is always on the lookout for a good matcha latte.
Shayna is studying a double degree in Media and Law at UNSW. When she's not working or studying, she enjoys seeing friends, doing pilates and spending far too much money on concert tickets.
Connor is studying a Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound) degree at UNSW. He grew up on a farm in regional NSW and is interested in film-making, screen writing, music and photography.
Yang is studying for a postgraduate degree in Journalism and Communication at UNSW Sydney after working in the Media for seven years. He is a self-confessed news junkie and loves to read, listen to the radio. His research interests are in the areas of fake news and LGBTQ+.
Lucy is an undergraduate student at UNSW studying a double degree in Media (Journalism & Communications) and International Studies. She is studying French and has a passion for social issues, broadcast journalism and music history.
Elyse is studying a Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism) and International Studies. She has a passion for food, theatre and debating; she loves to tell people's stories through her art and writing and hopes to create safe spaces for people to share their stories.
Anisa is studying a Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism) degree. On the weekdays you'll find her editing for UNSW Women In Technology and on weekends, reading and eating her way through Sydney with her friends!
Abigail is studying a double degree in Media (Communications and Journalism) and Creative Writing. In her spare time she reads, makes a mess with any type of craft, drinks fine wine and writes. COVID permitting, she hopes to travel again.
Isabella is a third-year Media (Communications & Journalism) and Arts student. She's a lover of plants, stress baker and enjoys a long phone call with friends.
Rhiannon is an aspiring television presenter, studying a double degree in Media (Communication and Journalism) and Arts. She is passionate about performance, plant-based food and media as a social institution.
Jasmine is studying a Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism) and Arts double degree at UNSW. She is passionate about climate justice, human rights and the environmental humanities. In her free time, you'll find her writing, reading or cooking and all those activities will involve a glass of fine wine! She also loves to run and her goal is to run a marathon by the end of the year.
Tina is studying for a Master's in Journalism and Communication at UNSW Sydney. She is very interested in traditional Chinese heritage and documentaries; she loves to tell the stories of ordinary people through her writing.
Yasmin is the ultimate multi-hyphenate: a writer, reader, filmmaker and soon-to-be UNSW graduate in Media (screen & Sound)/Arts (creative writing). She has a passion for immersive storytelling in all its many forms and aims to dip her toes into every facet of the arts.
Max is a studying for a postgraduate degree in Media (Journalism and Communication) at UNSW Sydney.
Mujeeb is studying a Master of Journalism and Communication degree at UNSW. He loves to meet new people, explore new places and has an interest in reading and listening to podcasts about media, politics and economics.
Sabreen is studying a double degree in Media and Social Science but plans to switch to Media/Law. She is interested in what goes on in war-torn countries and is passionate about preventing human rights abuse. Her favourite novel is Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist and she enjoys reading historical fiction novels, especially those by Khaled Hosseini.
Maddie, a writer and director based in Brisbane, Australia, is currently undertaking a Masters of Journalism at UNSW Sydney. She is a contributor and co-host of the Betoota Advocate’s DECODE podcast. She has written for Queensland Theatre, La Boite Theatre Company, Dead Puppet Society and Screen Queensland, and has directed for La Boite Theatre Company and The Good Room.
Jade is studying for a Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism) degree at UNSW. She is a lover of international film, television and music; and starts every morning with her overnight oatmeal.
Cayle is studying a Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism) at UNSW. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys reading, travel and the beach.
Annabelle is a freelance writer, classical pianist and poet. She is also a UNSW Bachelor of Music/Media undergrad dedicated to the worlds of journalism, politics and government, animal welfare and the arts. Find her intermittently dozing on the grass with her cat.
Oliver is studying a Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism) degree at UNSW. He enjoys all things storytelling including film, television, prose, poetry and podcasting. You can find him either on the basketball court or working on a screenplay.
Emily is studying a Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism) and International Studies. She has a passion for all things international relations and politics and aspires to work in the field of foreign affairs.
Kyle is studying a Bachelor of Media (Journalism and Communication) and a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing and History) at UNSW. He's an avid reader, and when he finds the time for it, he loves to write his own stories.
Maria is an International Studies and Media (Communications & Journalism) student at UNSW. She is a crime fiction lover and is passionate about travelling, painting and history.
Caitlyn is studying a Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism). She wants to turn her passion for exploring new cultures into a career in foreign affairs or investigative journalism. She is either at the beach, in the kitchen or at the library.
James is studying a Bachelor of Media (Screen & Sound Production) at UNSW. His interests include music, basketball and films. He’d also never pass up a pub chicken parmigiana.
Katerina is currently studying a Media (PR & Advertising)/Law degree at UNSW. In between watching episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you can find her kickboxing, online shopping or taking her dogs for a walk.