When world leaders from 20 of the most industrialised countries gather in Brisbane for a summit on 15 and 16 November, UQ journalism students will be actively engaged in reporting on their discussions and providing analysis of their actions for an international audience.
They have been accredited as reporters by the G20 organisers and will have full access to media scrums, leaders’ news conferences and all major events.
The students from the School of Journalism and Communication are taking part in another Work Integrated Learning course for credit (JOUR3401) along the lines of ‘Vietnam Reporter’ in 2012 and ‘UQ in Vietnam’ last April to cover the Group of 20 Summit.
But instead of travelling abroad to gather stories for an Australian audience, these students will be reporting from Brisbane on the G20 events for two million students at a dozen universities around the world.
They are going to be producing two 30-minute news and current affairs television programs for The Global Campus Network. GCN is an initiative of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and includes partner institutions from Dublin to Denmark, and Hyderabad to Auckland.
UQ’s School of Journalism and Communication is the newest partner in the GCN and the G20 will be our first programming project.
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