PhD Scholarship in Regional News and Journalism

This scholarship is for those with previous study or professional experience in journalism, media or communication with an interest in the production and consumption of local news.

$33,826 per annum for 3 years

Open now. 

31st December 2026 

One scholarship available.

Please send a copy of your CV and a statement of motivation to Dr TJ Thomson at to lodge an expression of interest for this scholarship.

The PhD Scholarship is attached to the Australian Research Council-funded project, DE230101233: Addressing the Crisis of Local Visual News in Regional and Remote Australia. More information about this project can be found here:

Please contact Dr TJ Thomson at 

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.