Lecturer, Creative Practices Group
DipEd (Syd), BA (UNE), MA (UNSW)
Susie Eisenhuth is a journalist and a lecturer in journalism who has continued to combine active involvement in journalism with teaching since taking up work as an academic and is keen to forge closer links between journalism education and professionals in the field.
Susie came to journalism teaching at UTS from the ABC with a background in metropolitan journalism, both print and broadcast, having worked for ABC news, for metropolitan publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun Herald and the Sunday Telegraph and as a producer at ABC 702.
For several years film critic for the Sun Herald and later for the Sydney Morning Herald, Susie has also been a longtime broadcaster on film for the ABC, with a weekly broadcast spot on ABC's 702.
From 1996 to 2002 Susie was a weekly columnist for The Bulletin magazine.
She resigned in 2002 after a dispute with the editor after linking the media coverage of the Cheryl Kernot affair to Oscar Wilde's castigation of the media, social mores and hypocrisy in The Importance of Being Earnest. (See Media Watch archive).
Susie is a founding member of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), and Books Editor of Literary Journalism Studies, the international peer-reviewed journal of the IALJS, which will be publish its first edition in 2009.
At UTS Susie specialises in reporting and writing units within the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She coordinates and teaches in the print feature writing area. She also coordinates and lectures in the postgraduate unit Research and Reporting (for students doing the Masters, Grad Dip and Diploma in Journalism programs) and the final Masters unit Journalism Professional Project.
Journalism ethics, pressures on journalism, storytelling in journalism and non-fiction, literary journalism.
Eisenhuth, S., McDonald, W. 2007, The Writer's Reader: understanding journalism and non-fiction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Eisenhuth, S. 2005, 'Weaponising Fear, Disarming Dissent: Ethical Journalism and the 'War on Terror'', Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 1-12.
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