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Patricia Karvelas appointed Honorary Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne




Greek Australian presenter and journalist, Patricia Karvelas, has been appointed as an Honorary Professor at RMIT’s School of Media and Communication in Melbourne, Victoria.

Karvelas was recognised for her outstanding contribution to journalism education and will continue building on a range of projects with RMIT students working towards a career in the media industry. 

Twenty years ago, Karvelas started her professional career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Special Broadcasting Service. She currently hosts RN Breakfast on ABC Radio National.

In a statemennt, the Dean of RMIT’s School of Media and Communication, Professor Lisa French, welcomed Karvelas’ appointment.

“Patricia is one of the country’s most respected journalists,” Ms French said.

“She is a leader in broadcasting, which is also one of RMIT’s strengths, and has a reputation as a passionate ally for her work with Indigenous Australians.”

Karvelas said of her appointment at RMIT: “Returning to my alma mater to take up this honorary professorial role gives me great pride.”

“I believe journalism has never been more important and I hope to be able to provide leadership for the country’s future journalists,” Karvelas added.

To mark the beginning of her honorary professorship, Karvelas will give a public lecture on Thursday March 9 at The Capitol

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