MPC partners with Swinburne to present mentoring program

The Melbourne Press Club will partner with Swinburne University of Technology to present our 2022/23 Mentoring Program.

Now in its sixth round, the MPC Mentoring Program provides opportunities for early career journalists to discuss their career aspirations and immediate on-the-job needs with senior media personnel from outside their organisation.

Club CEO, Cathy Bryson, says "the MPC is grateful for funding from

Swinburne for this valuable program to deliver unique and personalised support for young journalists establishing their careers."

Swinburne Associate Professor in Media and Communications, Diana Bossio, says "the MPC Mentoring Program is a great opportunity for students and early career journalists to learn from industry professionals about the skills needed to tell stories that really matter.

"But more than that, it is fostering a deep understanding of the connection that journalists must have with the communities they serve, to highlight the issues that affect us all and by doing that, to bring about important social change."

The partnership with Swinburne will allow program launch and conclusion events to be held for mentees and mentors.

Past mentees have said of the experience: "I could not have asked for someone more helpful or supportive. We set up in person meetings once a month or so and kept chatting with email outside of that. I think I’ll be continuing to call him my mentor for a long time to come."

Applications for the 2022/23 Melbourne Press Club Mentoring Program, in
partnership with Swinburne, are now open and close on 23 June 2022.

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Membership is $100 for journalists, $150 for associate members and $40 for students.

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