Journalism students deliver live elections coverage

Support for The Junction, JERAA’s national collaborative online platform for student journalism

The Junction, JERAA’s national collaborative online platform for student journalism covered the 2019 Federal Election, including a live television program from RMIT’s television studios.

Students from 23 universities, across Australia, worked on the Election 2019 coverage. In-depth reporting was done in more than 20 key electorates.

Hundreds of stories were published online and the coverage was on air for three hours, online and via three terrestrial TV stations in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Election 2019 was also broadcast on the national community radio network.

High-profile journalists lend their voices

Highlights from the project included a Q&A session from New York with the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and member of JNI’s Advisory Council, Kyle Pope, and a forum featuring veteran political reporters Patricia Karvelas and Barrie Cassidy.

Junction editor Andrew Dodd said: “the exercise has demonstrated the power of working together and pooling our reportage in order to build something much bigger than the sum of its many parts. It will now be archived and accessible as a repository of knowledge about this poll-defying federal election.”

You can watch the full election coverage or review the stories.

Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia

About the project

The Institute supported The Junction, JERAA’s national collaborative online platform for student journalism, which covered the 2019 Federal Election, including a live television program from RMIT’s television studios.