A More Innovative and Agile Student Media

Woroni is for everyone, from first year undergraduates and wizened PhD candidates to international students and part-timers. We represent the voices of the ANU student body. Yes, all of it — everyone is welcome to contribute to Woroni. People of all faiths and creeds, political opinions, convictions, ethnicities, identities and life experiences. We will always provide a platform for those who ask … within reason, of course! University is a formative time for most students as ideas are tested, imparted, and refined. Our aim is to be a mouthpiece to nurture the student voice and provide the space for the flourishing of student identity and opinions at the university. Our aim is to build a culture of inclusivity through the power of free speech. Located at the heart of Australia’s political landscape, ANU Student Media amplifies the voices of the weak so that they can be heard alongside the voices of those who walk the corridors of power. The media uncovers the things that those in power try to cover up and hold them accountable for their actions. Woroni is proudly independent. Always. But the media landscape is changing. Journalism is all about trust. Trust and truth have become scarce resources. Quality journalism, investigative pieces, expert commentary, analysis, and opinion, have helped Woroni to underpin our trusted role at the ANU. The move to a magazine represents the revitalisation Woroni. We are pivoting to focus on what we do best: timely and accurate news, quality analysis and opinion, and breathtaking art and graphics. This means unshackling our news team from the rigid deadlines and structures of print so that we can invest more in the core business of news — communicating information to students and holding university leaders to account. Woroni is committed to exploring new and emerging forms of media. Our core expertise is equipping students with the abilities to flourish in the media industry. It’s about combining the art of story-telling with the facts. Woroni’s strength is the institutional memory that comes with almost 70 years of student media, and the sheer diversity of students involved. Both the University administration and the students place their trust (and money) in us because we have proven time and time again that student media is an essential part of university life. Although there will always be a home for news in print publications, the best place for news is soundly in the digital space. Print is not dead, but it is reborn. We need to expand beyond print to focus on our other platforms, including online, radio and TV. Students consume and produce content through a variety of different channels. The rebirth of Woroni allows us to focus on our core business of communicating information to students and representing the student voice.

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Woroni, Woroni Radio and Woroni TV are created, edited, published, printed and distributed. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We acknowledge that the name Woroni was taken from the Wadi Wadi Nation without permission, and we are striving to do better for future reconciliation.