After working in finance, Dougal completed the Graduate Diploma in Journalism and started working as a Television Journalist for WIN Television. He is now a News Reporter for Nine News Australia.
Reporter, Nine News
RMIT has always been a centre for excellence in journalism – it was a clear choice for me to study here.
“I always had a passion for storytelling and RMIT has always been a centre for excellence in journalism – it was a clear choice for me to study here.
“The best thing is the course’s focus on practical learning. We were always taught relevant and key skills for the job. The lecturers know the industry back to front. They taught me how to write succinctly and how to pull together a broadcast script under deadline.
“One of the greatest aspects of the course is the work placement program. You’ll gain industry-based experience that gives you a chance to know the job and develop contacts along the way. My one tip for finding a job in journalism is get as much work experience under your belt as possible. Internships are a great way to get the feel of the industry and develop a contact base.
“I now work as a TV reporter for Nine News. Covering breaking news is always an ongoing challenge. Any news story delivered while being forced to think on your feet under pressure is an achievement. Whether it’s being woken up at 5am or a late breaking live cross … news is always a thrill.”