The news media regularly cite the public interest as both a legal and ethical defense to explain their methods and motivations in investigating and publishing news. It is often associated with investigative journalism, also equated to 'quality journalism' and 'accountability journalism'. But what does the public interest mean for journalism and to journalists? There has been little close attention paid to what journalists think the public interest is, despite leading experts such as Britain’s Justice Leveson suggesting it should be routinely examined as a journalistic concept.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Bachelor’s degree with at least honors class IIA or equivalent from approved universities, which includes a relevant research component; or
A research master’s degree; or
A coursework master’s degree and an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which includes a relevant research component; or
A postgraduate degree of at least one year full-time equivalent with an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.0 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honors IIA will be considered for Ph.D. entry on a case by case basis; or
A bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of documented applicable research experience, including research publications.
The ideal student will have an academic an appropriate professional background in journalism.