Meet the Journalist is a student-led series of interviews, hosted by the UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Each semester, top UTS Journalism students are invited to research and interview a well-known journalist or media practitioner. Previous guests include the likes of Leigh Sales, Hamish Macdonald, Sandra Sully, Emma Alberici and Rick Morton. The students facilitate the entire evening – bringing a novice journalist perspective to a broader audience.
The interviews have provided the opportunity for public debate on some of the biggest challenges facing the media industry today. They have also allowed an insight into the personal lives and careers of some of Australia’s most prominent journalists and news media figures.
Interviewer: Wendy John - M Advanced Journalism student
MC: Lachlan Moffet Grey - B Communication (Journalism) student
Why is impartiality so important for journalists? How do you navigate failures on live television? Leigh answered these questions in an entertaining yet personal interview with our student journalists. Listen to the full podcast on Soundcloud.
Interviewer: Jacinta Neal - B Communication (Journalism) student
MC: John Ferguson - B Communication (Journalism) student
Hamish Macdonald, co-host of The Project, joined us for the second interview of the series. Hamish spoke about #watergate, impartiality and the importance of curiosity as a journalist. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.
Interviewer: Olivia Bilic - B Communication (Journalism) student
MC: Chloe McCammon - B Communication (Journalism) student
Rick Morton, author of One Hundred Years of Dirt and writer for The Australian, discussed the current Australian media landscape, how his upbringing shaped his career and how reporting can change policy. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.
Interviewer: Michael Hitch - B Communication (Journalism) student
MC: Genevieve Stone - B Communication (Journalism) student
Sandra Sully, Journalist & Senior Editor 10 News First and Consulting News Editor of 10 Daily, joined us for the final interview of the Autumn series. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.
Interviewer: Keith Parker - B Communication (Journalism) / Law student
MC: Brittany Ledwell - B Communication student
David Speers, political editor at Sky News Australia, launched the Spring edition of our Meet the Journalist series. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.
Interviewer: Myles Houlbrook-Walk B Communication (Journalism) student
MC: Sarah-Jane Adams - B Communication (Journalism) student
Radio presenter, current affairs journalist and political correspondent, Fran Kelly, joined us for the second interview of the Spring series. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.
Interviewer: John Ferguson
MC: Fatima Olumee
The Monthly's contributing editor, Richard Cooke, gave us an insight into life as a US correspondent. Richard spoke about access journalism, covering a US presidential election and why humility is so important when reporting on a story. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.
Interviewer: Oliviana Smith-Lathrouis
MC: Pat Fordham
Chief Economics Correspondent for the ABC, Emma Alberici, concluded the series for 2019. Emma discussed what makes a great story, tips for aspiring foreign correspondents, the importance of diversity in the media and the dangers of blenders! Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.