Julie Tullberg

Julie teaches digital journalism in Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism. She is pursuing her PhD in sports digital journalism.

Julie has worked as a journalist since 1990, and enjoyed a career at News Corp for more than 20 years. Julie was formerly the Herald Sun’s Homepage Editor, Night Digital Editor and Sports Digital Editor (Nights).

Julie was a member of the Herald Sun Online team that won a Walkley Award for Outstanding Continuous Coverage of an Issue or Event for its coverage of the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009.

Julie reported at the 2004 Athens Olympics and was awarded the 2004 ASCTA print media award for swimming.  In 2003, Julie won the Commonwealth Sports Award for her contribution to sports journalism.

A qualified educator, Julie has taught journalism since 2006. She was a News Corp teacher of journalists for seven years. Julie is the School of Media, Film and Journalism’s Website Coordinator and Journalism’s Internship Coordinator.



Refereed Conference Proceedings

Tullberg, J.C., 2015, AFL football victims of death rumours on ‘anti-social’ platform, Twitter, Proceedings of Dangerous Journalism, Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Conference, The School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, November 2015.

Tullberg, J.C., 2014, Tweets, snaps, truth and trouble: Digital journalism and social media impact on the reportage of AFL football and its players, Proceedings of the State of the Industry conference, Journalism Education Association of New Zealand (JEANZ), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 2014.

Tullberg, J.C., 2014, University digital war room for industry projects. Proceedings of the 2014 Online News Association conference (ONA14), Sheraton Towers, Chicago, United States, October 2014.

Tullberg, J.C., 2013, Twitter Abuse of AFL Footballers, Proceedings of  Redrawing the Boundaries: Journalism Research, Education and Professional Culture in Times of Change, Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA), Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, December 2013.

Media Commentary

Boston radio station WBUR’s Only a Game program: Rugby star leaves Australia for try at the NFL
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3AW interview:  Breakfast with Ross Stevenson and John Burns, digital media coverage of the Brownlow Medal.
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Interdisciplinary Collaborations

The Story of our Grand Slam, The Australian, 2016

Project Coordinator, Monash University

Digital historical interactive of the Australian OpenThe Story of our Grand Slam

Tennis Australia historical interactive –  25 Moments of the Australian Open

Troops in Terror Zone, The Australian, 2014

Project Coordinator, Monash University

The Australian: Digital historical interactive – Troops in Terror Zone

Saints’ long road to heaven, St Kilda Football Club and Inside Football, 2014

Project Coordinator, Monash University

St Kilda: Digital historical interactive – Saints’ long road to heaven

Melbourne Cup’s Greatest Moments, Herald Sun and News Corp Australia mastheads, 2013

Project Coordinator, Monash University

Herald Sun: Melbourne Cup’s greatest moments from 1960s onwards

Herald Sun: Media Puzzle’s win in 2002 captures Australian hearts

Herald Sun: Iconic moments that shaped the Melbourne Cup

Latest articles

Tullberg, J.C., 2015, Jarryd Hayne is just one game away from NFL stardom, The Conversation, Australia View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2015, Reform needed after Stephen Dank’s AFL anti-doping tribunal verdict, The Conversation, Australia View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2015, How Grant Hackett made it back to championship swimming, The Conversation, Australia View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2013, Controversial swimmer Nick D’Arcy announces his retirement, The Australian, Australia.  View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2014, Who will be the weakest link on Grand Final Day?, The Drum, ABC, Australia.  View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2014, How finals fever can make a footy player better – or worse, The Conversation, Australia. View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2014, Aussie ultra-triathlete breaks world record, The New Daily, Australia.  View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2013, The making of a champion like Ashton Agar starts in the home – or the backyard, Newspaper article, The Conversation, Australia.  View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2013, Swim stars must look to Talbot era, Newspaper article, Herald Sun, Australia. View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2013, Essendon drugs crisis: more questions than answers in Switkowski?s half-baked report, Newspaper article, The Conversation, Australia. View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2014, Is Mack Horton Australia’s next superfish?, The New Daily, Australia.  View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2014, Pistorius case witness silent on the Blade Runner, The New Daily, Australia.  View Publication

Tullberg, J.C., 2013, Let’s inject some empathy into the drugs debate, The Punch, News Corp, Australia. View Publication