Work Experience Days 5&6

Day Five: Today was publishing day, I couldn’t help much because I don’t know how to use their software or how to set up their paper. Today was the least exciting but it was still interesting, the editor had me sit in his office for a while and watch as he put the paper together.(…)

Work Experience Day 3&4

Day Three: I got offered a job today! Not by the paper but by the Gotta Love Logan organisation after I wrote a story on them! THIS is the best day ever! I went out to take photo’s of them for the story and they offered me a job! I cannot believe it, I am(…)

Work Experience Day 1&2

Amazing. That is all I can say when I think about my first two days at the Jimboomba Times. The days went so quickly, I was so busy. Day One: I found out they only have one full time journo, one part-time and the editor working at the paper. The editor also runs the Beaudesert(…)

With eyes wide shut.

With eyes wide shut.

“A local man came up and said ‘please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.”- Banksy What will it take for the world to start listening? What will it take(…)

Genetic modification and the prevention of disease.

Genetic modification is one of the most controversial issues of our time.   According to an article published in the courier mail on the 4th of February 2015, “British MP’s say it’s ok to make babies from the DNA of three people.”   This is a move that could prevent children from inheriting fatal diseases(…)

Timely advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff

Day five. Tip 1: If you are going to meet politicians, find out why they want you there. Ring their office before hand, and get your head around what they are trying to spruik. I learnt this the hard way. Tip 2: Don’t ring government offices at 3:30pm on Friday afternoon thinking you’ll be able(…)

Quest: Angle is everything

Day three: A lot of the stories I’ve received from the editor, have come to me in the form of media briefs written by companies that are spruiking their products. The role of the community paper journalist is to find an angle the story could be written from so it is not explicitly endorsing the(…)

Quest Newspaper: An eye-opener

Day one and two of my work experience at Quest Newspaper has already given me some experience into the media and news writing. On my arrival to the Australian, Courier Mail and Quest Newspaper building I was taken aback by size and aesthetics of the quarters.   The front door is a revolving one, and the(…)

Flemington ditches the crop

When you hear the words ‘Melbourne Cup’ you generally think of two things. Yes, horse racing would be the first but the second would be “what am I going to wear?” The Melbourne Cup is one of Australia’s most important days on the fashion calendar, where all the stars step out in their best frocks(…)

Would you like a Big Mac with your selfie?

There is no doubt that Instagram has become one of the two largest social media platforms, where everyday people become insta famous and the selfie became a social norm. But gone are the days of scrolling through endless amounts of perfectly angled and filtered photos without any disruption from the outside world. Just like Facebook,(…)

Vox Pop: Do you think Australia is a racist country?

Australia is an inclusive country according to Brisbane residents of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Five people were interviewed as part of this contentious vox-pop aimed at finding out whether Australian’s are a truly racist bunch. Turns out, we’re not. Whilst one (Caucasian) contributor, Alex, reckoned Aussies to be ‘…a bit racist,’ the positive experiences of the(…)

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