World-ready: A journalism capstone unit model with international focus in a pandemic and post-pandemic landscape
Asia Pacific Media Educator
School of Arts and Humanities
In assessing the literature to date, in the field of journalism capstone units, there is an absence of research on the potential of Australian journalism capstone units that help cultivate journalism students’ international networks through new media platforms. I argue that there is a need for an Australian journalism capstone unit that focuses on a global vision for post-programme work opportunities in a radically changed and digitally driven global landscape, which does not rely on physical travel. This is especially pertinent for students in the Australian communications network, which has a legacy tradition of insularity that is cultivated by geographical isolation. This factor has also become more pertinent in the wake of COVID-19 travel restrictions.