© 2017, © 2017 University of Wollongong. This paper is an exploration of student feedback to their participation and learning in the social and mobile-first multimedia newsroom run as part of the Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University of Wollongong, Australia. The paper draws on student responses to an online survey carried out in the wake of the final-year newsroom subject. Acknowledging one of the main aims of journalism, newsroom curriculum is to present ‘real-world’ experiences as authentically as possible. The paper explores the student observations in the context of a changing news media landscape, and the need for journalism education to remain relevant and contemporary.