The Standard, an online publication showcasing the best of Swinburne journalism, went live at at its launch on November 5 by Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost Professor Jennelle Kyd.

More than just an opportunity for students to be published and build their portfolios, The Standard is now the focus of journalism teaching at Swinburne. All writing courses will, from first semester 2016, be geared to publication.

Students will find stories, research and write them, mentored to publication by our team of senior industry professionals. Investigations, features, news stories and specialist reports such as sport and business will find a home on The Standard, complemented by photographs and multimedia packages, all produced by the students.

Contemporary in design and aimed at building a readership beyond the campus boundaries, The Standard is the future of journalism at Swinburne and will help prepare students for a wide range of reporting environments.

For more information contact editor Larry Schwartz on