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.
George is studying for a Bachelor of Media (Communication & Journalism)/Arts double degree at UNSW. He is obsessed with all things entertainment. His blog, Magic of the Screen, is dedicated to film analysis, review and discussion. Catch him at the Ritz or even cooped up at home watching Netflix.
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.
Vivienne is a Media (Communication and Journalism) student. She loves period novels, cooking and a rowdy game of Uno.
Kevin is a final year Media student at UNSW who has written for Tharunka and Blitz. He is passionate about movies, food and history, and aspires to be a filmmaker.
Brandon is studying a Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism) degree at UNSW. He is cultural director of Philip Baxter College and spends his time expressing his opinions and lurking on Oxford Street.
Lucy is a first-year 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.
James is an undergraduate Media (Communications and Journalism) student at UNSW. He is a music nerd, also fascinated by the worlds of politics, journalism and the arts.
Alex is a digital producer, music lover, food fanatic, and is currently studying his Masters in Journalism and Communication at UNSW. He recently switched to a career in media, after years of working in theatre, opera and live events in Sydney, Melbourne and London.
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!
Jolene is a third-year communications and journalism student, aspiring content creator and a true blue Aries. Furry friends are not friends to her but she does have an obsession with jelly cat bunnies.
Yuchen, 25, is studying a Master in PR & Advertising degree at UNSW. Friends call him Rain because he likes rainy days (and the meaning of the word in English is similar to its Chinese meaning). He is also a professional e-sports player.
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 second-year Media (Communications & Journalism) and Arts student. She's a lover of plants, stress baker and enjoys a long phone call with friends.
Brandon is completing his Master of Journalism and Communication at UNSW. He enjoys writing film reviews, talking politics, having the odd debate, and playing on public pianos.
Clare is a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Media/International Studies double degree, majoring in journalism and minoring in international relations and politics. By morning she does media monitoring for a PR company, by night she can be found drinking chamomile tea, reading and asleep by 8:30pm.
Alex is a Media Communications and Journalism student at UNSW. When he’s not on the couch watching sport you can generally find him at the beach or keenly consuming the latest political scandal from Canberra.
Reena is a UNSW Media/Laws student. She writes, draws, fences and is obsessed with crime fiction literature.
Sarah is a Media/Law student, who currently works for The Sydney Morning Herald and dreams of owning a corgi.
Anna Nash is a Media Communications and Journalism student at UNSW. Her friends like her for her resolute cynicism and strong opinions.
Andre is a freelance journalist, winner of the 2020 Walkley Australian Student Journalist of the Year and a research student at UNSW in International Politics. He is based in Sydney, Australia, but also has experience living and working in Europe and Africa.
Freya is studying a Bachelor of International Studies and Media (Journalism & Communications) at UNSW. Her interests include cooking, fitness and seeing friends for a swim at her local beach, Manly.
Sameera is studying Media, Communications and Journalism at UNSW. She loves to research cosmopolitanism and the media; and as a dedicated cynophile, relies on adorable dog videos to make her day.
A Media (Screen and Sound Production) student, Lachlan is focussed on developing as a filmmaker and story teller, while continuing to provide quality videos for outside clients.
Nason is a journalism student at UNSW who has a passion for rugby, obscure music genres and brevity in bios.
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.
Chantelle is studying Media (Communication and Journalism) and has done work experience at Big Splash Media.
Nazla, a Media (journalism) and Law student, is a fan of alternative entertainment, always looking for a good indie artist.
Live, love, laugh – Hippy life <3
Chantale is a Media, Communication and Journalism student with an interest in writing and reading the news. She enjoys interning with the communication team at a medical insurance company.
Janelle is studying International Relations, Communications & Journalism, speaks Arabic and is learning French.
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.
Ruby is studying a Master's in Journalism and Communications at UNSW. She works for a not-for-profit organisation and enjoys reading and history.
Skye is a Science/Arts student and can most readily be found lying somewhere sunny, listening to music.
Tabitha is a UNSW Media and Communications student who's spent her life moving around the globe. She's an avid reader, skincare obsessive and loves nothing more than a road trip to somewhere new.
A postgraduate student in Public Relations and Advertising, Wei likes painting, traveling and listening to music.
Billy is a big art geek currently doing a Bachelor's degree in Art Theory/Arts (Creative Writing & Gender Studies). In their spare time they enjoy listening to trap music and frolicking under waterfalls.
Jelena is an undergraduate student in Media (Communications and Journalism).