Notre Dame's School of Arts and Sciences attracts valuable industry experience

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 26-3-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place



A former Executive Producer for ABC Australia, a Multi Media producer and a Journalist for The Age are three of the newest recruits for The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus.

“We are very excited about the three appointments which will be sessional roles,” said Executive Dean of Arts and Sciences, Professor Simon Adams.

“We believe it is a vital component of the success of our students that they have the mentoring of staff who are still connected to industry, particularly, in this age where digital technology is moving at such an incredible pace.

“Attracting professionals with diverse experience in their areas of expertise is a prerequisite when choosing staff to teach in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Mr Graeme Shenton, a well known ABC media identity will be teaching Broadcast Journalism and Radio units. Mr Shenton’s career has seen him as a Senior Journalist, Broadcaster, Producer and Media Company Director.

Mr John Reed, new Head of the University’s Communication Laboratory has extensive experience in multi media production working both in Australia and overseas. He currently specialises in multiple HDV camera shoots, editing using the Final Cut Pro 5 multiclip function and 3D Stereoscopic video production.

The third appointment who will be lecturing in journalism is Ms Janine MacDonald whose most recent position was as media advisor for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Prior to this she had been working for The Age at the Canberra Press Gallery.