We are JSoc.
If you're interested in creating content under a journalistic framework, you're welcome in the JSoc community. We're here to help you develop, solidify and strengthen your skills in an encouraging, supportive and social enviroment. We do this through a range of events, activities, and more.
JSoc has three core principles which guide service delivery, let members know what to expect, and keep us accountable to you.
- Get access to valuable real-world internship experiences through our range of industry partners.
- Get your work published through a variety of trade and university outlets, including City Journal, Catalyst & more.
- Meet other students and develop your connections at our social events.
- Make friends with our community of supportive peers and access mentorship opportunities through our study support groups.
- Take your learning further and get answers to the burning industry questions you've always had.
- JSoc runs skill-building workshops, panels and more in conjunction with a variety of reciprocal partners.
Join our community.
Join or renew your membership for an affordable price. We welcome returning members, current RMIT students, guests from other universities and alumni.
- Free access for themselves to non-ticketed events
- $5 tickets for them plus one guest to ticketed events
- Access to JSoc's private Slack workspace on signup
- Publishing rights through JSoc's partner publication
- Exclusive early opportunities through our newsletter
If you have any queries about membership or JSoc more generally, you may contact us via email.
You may also follow us on social media; we're @rmitjsoc on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The Swanston Gazette
Under JSoc's 'Opportunities' principle, the society supports a student publication to operate editorially independently with financial support from RMIT Student Life - Creative. Since 2019, this publication has been the Swanston Gazette, which covers student events, lifestyle and student culture and aims to keep readers informed and engaged.
In 2022, The Swanston Gazette provided extensive federal election coverage with financial backing from JSoc. It unpacked key political issues through its flagship daily Swanston Explainer podcast, and broadcast live results on election night. JSoc will continue to support the Swanston Gazette's multi-platform output through 2023.
You can find out more on The Swanston Gazette's website, Instagram or Facebook.