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.
Kaveh is a postgraduate student at UNSW. He migrated to Australia as a refugee with his family in 1995. Known as The Unlikely Poet, Kaveh channels his personal experience through his social projects, as well as his written and performance poetry. He is also a professional kickboxer and fitness coach.
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.
Jessica is in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism) and International Studies double degree at UNSW. She is passionate about politics and human rights, with a particular interest in understanding gender inequality. In her free time, you'll find her checking out Sydney's theatre scene, watching a feel-good romantic comedy or relaxing with a good book.
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.
Shuman is a Master of Journalism and Communications student at UNSW. She is interested in social issues that are closely tied to people’s wellbeing, including the rights of minority groups.
Shayna is in her third year of 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.
Vivienne is a Media (Communication and Journalism) student. She loves period novels, cooking and a rowdy game of Uno.
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.
Kyle is an undergraduate Media (Communications and Journalism) student. With interests ranging from pop culture to politics and everything in between, he is never short of something to read, watch, listen to, learn or do.
Kevin is a Media (Communications and Journalism) Honours student at UNSW who has also written for Tharunka and Blitz. He is passionate about movies, food and history and aspires to be a filmmaker.
Brandon is a postgraduate Media (PR & Advertising) student and has a Bachelor of Media (Communications & Journalism) from UNSW. You can usually find him at his desk job or on TikTok.
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.
Tim is studying a degree in Media (Communication and Journalism). When he is not studying, you'll find him playing cricket or watching a good mystery movie.
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!
Sanjana is in her final year of a double degree in International Studies and Media (Journalism and Communications) at UNSW. She loves a good brunch, a competitive game of Monopoly Deal and drinking raspberry kombucha.
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.
Cindy is studying for a Master's degree in Journalism and Communication at UNSW. She is interested in human interest stories and has previously written for a non-profit organisation and an online news website.
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.
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.
Max is a studying for a postgraduate degree in Media (Journalism and Communication) at UNSW Sydney.
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.
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.
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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.
Janelle is studying International Relations, Communications & Journalism, speaks Arabic and is learning French.
Odelia is a Law and Media (Journalism & Communications) student at UNSW. She’s an avid reader who loves the beach, all things fitness, writing book reviews and travelling.
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.