The story of William Cooper: a voice raised in the silence
First broadcast: 5 December 2009
Ash completed honours in 2006 receiving First Class Honours, he applied and received a Commonwealth Government Postgraduate Research to undertake his PhD. This is his description of his experience of honours.
"In 2006 I was offered an opportunity to participate in a new honours program within RMIT University’s School of Applied Communication.
Having completed my undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication), with a major in public relations, at RMIT in 2005, I am now furthering my interest in the area through my research thesis.
My name is Veronica Ridge. I have worked as a professional journalist for 30 years, mainly for metropolitan newspapers. Even so long after starting out as a cadet reporter at the Melbourne afternoon newspaper The Herald I still get a real thrill daily from my input in the publication of beautifully-crafted words and newsprint pages that live and breathe.
research: Future of Food
Scott Markworth is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) program at RMIT University, Melbourne, having completed his degree with distinction in 2005. Recipient of multiple academic awards, and professionally employed in the hospitality (night-life) industry for 5+ years, his research interests include Hong Kong Cinema, Digital Cinema, and Short Film Production.
I have a great passion for children’s media – film, television, and music.
Kristin Stephensen is a 2006 Communication Honours student at RMIT University in Melbourne. She has also completed a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) at RMIT and a student exchange to Dublin City University in Ireland. Her majors include communications, film and television production and cinema studies.
I've worked as a journalist, an editor, a barmaid, a cleaner, a camp cook and a waitress. I've edited Overland literary magazine and I've contributed features to The Age, The Australian, The Courier-Mail, Good Weekend, Art Monthly, Griffith Review and others. I'm interested in the ways science debates are played out in the media.
My name is Iz Sulaini and I hail from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2004, I entered one of my works into the 2004 Privacy Victoria Awards competition and won the Staff Prize and Third Prize awarded by the Victorian Privacy Commissioner. I have also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Advertising-Creative) with Distinction in 2005.
Claire Fiddian is a 2006 Communication Honours student at RMIT University in Melbourne. Originally from Canberra, Claire’s research interests include journalism, public broadcasting and the ABC.
Claire completed her Bachelor of Communication at the University of Canberra, and has volunteered in editing roles, online student newspapers and campus radio.
Research: A Friend in Need
In 2005 I completed a BA (Media Studies).
In 2006 my honours research centres on an examination of the American filmmaker Michael Mann and his representation of Los Angeles within the film Collateral.
During my undergraduate studies I was awarded the RACV Best Academic Performance Award for a 2nd Year Media Studies student.
Annalise Mastrangelo is an Honours student in Applied Communication at RMIT University, formerly having completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in media studies at Latrobe University in 2005. Annalise's research interests include advertising, public relations and cultural studies, specifically the relationship between celebrities and advertising and its effects on consumers.
Chelvendra - more fondly known as Arnie - to his own demise, suffers from an incurable passion for film. This passion encompasses all creative aspects of film making, particularly writing, directing and the musical content of film. Arnie Sathieaanandha
Kris hails from sunny Singapore, where he has completed his BA (Mass Communication) and lived for the past 16 years.
After completion of her Bachelor of Communication in Media in 2006, Sarah continued to undertake a year of Honours in Labsome at RMIT University. Throughout her four years of Undergraduate study she developed a passion for Digital Media and the ways in which traditional broadcast media is changing and developing with the developments in technology.
I graduated from the Bachelor of Arts in Advertising in 2005 at RMIT. I have always had an interest in visual arts and design. I see Honours as a way to further develop and refine my skills to enable the development of a major project in second semester. I'm interested in investigating any gaps in rural areas where there are a lack of advertising services and looking at why.
During my high school years I was an active member of the Melbourne independent music scene; editing Swirl fanzine, running the Scenestar underage shows, playing in Rock'n'Roll High School bands, etc.