Journalism is undergoing profound change brought on by new media and the rise of citizen reporting. The Swinburne course prepares students to thrive in all journalism environments. We combine craft skills, such as inquiring, researching, interviewing and writing, with self-publishing, multimedia production and social networking. We are a practice-based course because we believe that the best way to learn about journalism is by doing it. We also encourage deep understanding of the social, historical, legal and ethical contexts of journalism.