The UTS Journalism Society opens the door to new friendships and professional networks for aspiring journalists.
Studying journalism can be terrifying. In your first year, you’re pulled straight into the deep end. Covering stories for the first time in print, audio and video to a strict time frame is a baptism by fire. Fortunately, there’s a collective of aspiring journos who are suffering through the same experiences - the UTS Journalism Society.
The UTS Journalism Society (JSoc) hosts networking and skill-building events for aspiring journalists and students aiming to work in the communications industry. JSoc also works numerous publications, including UTS’s own Vertigo and 2SER, to publish student journalists’ work. We’re also a group of good friends who totally understand the work that goes into putting together a good piece of copy, and who are just as obsessed with lining up a summer internship as you are - so we're all here to help.
Over a number of years, JSoc has been home to student journalists who have gone on to work for the Sky, News Corp, the BBC and throughout the industry. We break down the great university and industry divide by hosting amazing guest speakers from the industry, holding fiery debates about the future of journalism and putting on incredibly news-worthy trivia nights. We head out to watch journalism in action at the ABC and Fairfax events, and we put our own skills into action by contributing our work to numerous publications - including Vertigo and 2SER. Due to being part of UTS Activate, nights dedicated to drinking are also common additions to the JSoc Social calendar.
JSoc has played an important role in covering the UTS Students’ Association and Activate Board elections in print and online video. JSoc also launched Channel J TV, and successfully produced a number of video stories that covered events that occurred around UTS.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you into our a little journalism-obsessed family. Together, we'll scream at Q&A, cry about the state of journalism and politics, and hopefully we'll help you establish a foothold you can use to thrust yourself into the industry.