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Australian National University
Woroni Masthead.png
Type fortnightly student newspaper
Format Tabloid
Founded 1950
Headquarters Shop 15, Lena Karmel Lodge, 26 Barry Drive, Acton ACT 2601
City Canberra, ACT, Australia
Website woroni.com.au

Woroni is the student newspaper of the Australian National University (ANU), based in Canberra,[1] ACT, Australia. The name ‘Woroni’ derives from an Indigenous Australian word meaning ‘mouthpiece’. Woroni is published fortnightly in full colour tabloid format, and features broad coverage of university and local news, opinion, features, arts and culture, sports, and leisure. It was formerly published as Student Notes: Canberra University College Students Association.[2]


Woroni was first published on 23 May 1947 under the title Student Notes: Canberra University College Students Association.[2] From 14 February 1950 the name was changed to Woroni.[1] Traditionally, the editorial tone has been lighthearted and satirical. However, in recent years Woroni has increased its coverage of serious issues such as VSU, "Wadgate", and changes to the ANU School of Humanities. From 1948 to 2010 Woroni was published by ANUSA; its editors were officers of the Association, and responsible to the ANUSA Board of Trustees. In 2010/2011, Woroni became ANU Student Media Inc, a financially and editorially independent student-run publishing house - the first of its kind in Australia.

Editorial board[edit]

As of 2011, the Woroni editorial board is composed of eight editors, elected in alternating groups of four to terms of 12 months. Elections employ optional preferential voting, and are conducted online at the ANU website. Any ANU student who has submitted three substantive contributions to Woroni is eligible to run for editor.


This newspaper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program of the National Library of Australia.[3][4] As of January 2015, issues dating from 1950 to 2007 are available via Trove.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Woroni : journal of the Canberra University College Students Club". Trove. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Students' notes / Canberra University College. Students' Association". Trove. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". Trove. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Woroni (Canberra, ACT : 1950 - 2007)". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2015-01-30.

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