Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication

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Senior Lecturer (Journalism)
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication


Journalism Studies, Political Communication


Communication and Media Studies, Journalism and Professional Writing

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (City University, London)


Semester 1:

Political Communication (CWB301)

This unit provides an overview of the theory and professional practices of political and governmental communication, especially through the media and communications industries. The unit examines contemporary and historical political issues and communications in Australia and internationally from the perspectives of democratic theory, media influence, strategic image and issue management, and popular culture.

Newswriting (CJB101)

By adopting a hands-on newsroom approach and industry-based assessment, this unit provides a foundation for advanced and specialised professional journalistic reporting techniques. Professional journalists require such foundational knowledge and skills in order to practice in either traditional or evolving newsrooms.

Semester 2:

Journalistic Enquiry (CJB103)

This unit develops journalism skills and knowledge acquired in Newswriting – generating story ideas and finding angles, researching, conducting interviews, and exercising news values. It concentrates on newsgathering aspects and introduces students to basic elements of a regular journalist's life such as news rounds and rigorous deadlines.

Queensland Parliament Research Internship (QPRI)

The Queensland Parliament Research Internship program provides students from selected universities with the opportunity to work with a Member of Parliament, or a Senior Officer of the Parliament, to undertake a mutually agreed research project. The program gives university students first-hand experience of the relationship between political practice and theory, an in depth understanding of the political processes and the role of Parliament, and the opportunity to obtain relevant research experience in a new environment.

Aljosha Karim Schapals serves as Academic Supervisor for QUT students during this internship.

Selected publications

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