About The Gazette

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Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 9.40.42 AM.pngDuring the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival, a team of writers, editors, and designers are producing nine issues of a dynamic daily newspaper.

A carefully selected group of 30 RMIT students from 11 different programs are participating in the project.  They are a crack publishing team of quick-thinking editorial staff and
on-the-ground reporters, working to real-world deadlines.  The students represent eight different disciplines: Creative Writing, Design Communication, Photography, Professional Communication, Journalism, Applied Science, Professional Writing and Editing.

The range of final content is developed day to day, but includes interviews, creative writing, criticism, opinion, profiles, social media engagement, production, design, photography, and investigative journalism that responds to the festival’s content.

The project gives students an industry focused hands-on immersive learning experience as a way to build their professional experience, skills and creative abilities. Students work closely with each other and with industry specialists in a structured project to produce nine editions of The Gazette.

The Gazette is led by Associate Professor Francesca Rendle-Short (co-director of non/fictionLab, discipline leader in Writing), Tracy O’Shaughnessy (Program Manager, Master of Writing and Publishing, Managing Editor, Bowen Street Press), and Dr Ronnie Scott (sessional tutor and researcher in Creative Writing and freelance author, publisher and editor).

The Gazette is distributed in hardcopy to The Wheeler Centre, State Library of Victoria, Thousand Pound Bend, Dandenong Library, Springvale Library, Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre.

The Gazette is an initiative of the Emerging Writers’ Festival and the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University.

The Gazette Team:

Elise Hassett
Ella Palij
Eloise Mae Foster
Gina Marie Cawley
Grace Carter
Helen MacLeod
Isabella Oliveria
Jackson Holloway
Janice Simpson
Jess Zibung
Kate Abbey
Lauren Dymke
Louise Angrilli
Madeleine Hall
Miles Campisi
Natasha Grivas
Oscar Jonsson
Peter d’Arcy Clynes
Pia Gaardboe
Raphia Solars
Shona McCarthy
Sudan Deng
Stan Lilimbakis
Steve Inguanti
Thomas Carr
Thomas Wilson
Zenobia Ahmed

This website has been created and cared for by the lovely Ella Palij. 

Our Supporters:

RMIT School of Media and Communication

Emerging Writers’ Festival 

non/fictionLab or non/fictionLab

Bowen Street Press