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Sessional tutor, Monash University

Gary Dickson was appointed the Research and Project Manager of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative in February 2020, having held the position of Operations Administrator since August 2019.

Prior to PIJI he has worked at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne. He currently teaches journalism law and ethics at Monash University.

As a freelance writer and researcher he has developed a curriculum for teaching journalism students about family violence and contributed to magazines including Index on Censorship, Nieman Reports and Right Now. He runs, a database of press freedom violations in Australia.

He holds a Master of Journalism from the University of Melbourne.


  • 2017–present
    Sessional tutor, Monash University
  • 2020–present
    Research and projects manager, Public Interest Journalism Initiative


  • 2016 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Journalism
  • 2012 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of Arts (History / Spanish major)

Professional Memberships

  • Journalism, Education and Research Association of Australia
  • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance