Breaking 2016

‘2016 has been the worst year ever!’ If you’re a news-junkie as I am, this has been somewhat of a mantra propagated by many of the media elite. In our celebrity-driven, idol-worshiping Western culture it has been a tough one, I will admit. As many of you are aware, I have dabbled in the music(…)

Music TV Is Dead

I was lucky enough to score a job in music television with very little writing and producing skills behind me back in 2011. My background is in performing arts and I’m a professional singer. Talking about and reviewing my favorite artists albums was a dream job for me. Being able to report and discuss pop(…)

Paid Social Media Posts.

Last year I was approached by a travel company, you may have heard of them Contiki, to come on an all expenses paid for trip to Greece and Turkey. My first thought was why would a internationally recognized travel company want to simply give free trips away? The thought didn’t last very long as logic(…)

Channel 10 Newsroom

It starts again. The nerves, self-doubt and excitement rushing through my mind as I jump in the car to start day 1 of 7 at the Channel 10 Newsroom. As I entered the station I felt a little more confident this time shaking hands with the COS, big boss and the familiar journalists. Firsts things(…)

Locals the heart of community journalism

The hours might be challenging and the pay might not make you a millionaire, but the rewards of community journalism are priceless. Nick Crockford, who is the Moreton Divisional Editor at Quest Newspapers, has worked in the newspaper business in the United Kingdom and now works for the local newspapers in North Lakes, Brisbane. He(…)

Five days at the Quest – Bowen Hills

The last five days has been an excellent experience which will most probably take a while to absorb fully. A brief of the week including highlights. Day One – just being there was a highlight.  My first day was settling in and getting used to the new environment. Reading all the different division newspapers and(…)

Internship at Bowen Hills “Quest Community News”

Internship at Bowen Hills “Quest Community News”

I’ve been blessed to have one week at the main centre of News Corp. Talk about a massive building; it’s like people everywhere. Working the “Quest” news section has been really…well it’s been, challenging, rewarding, tiring, enjoyable, I’m sure there’re more words I could add to the list, but I am too tired to think(…)

Report at student rally

Earlier this year for JR101 students were assigned to go out and experience first hand what it’s like to report on a real life story. I chose to report on a rally held by a university anticapitalist group known as the “Social Alternative”, and on this particular day they held a student protest in a(…)

Day four, Sunshine Coast Daily.

Day four: Something different today as I was able to get out and about with the photographer. We drove around and photographed a few bits for different stories, and also did a photo essay on a local business. It’s been cool to be able to see all the different sides to the newspaper industry, not(…)

Sunshine Coast Daily: Day three

Day three: Today I got to go out and about, I drove to Sippy Downs to conduct an interview with a great source for a story I am writing. It was nice to have an interview face-to-face for a change, when usually they are just over the phone. Also nice to get out of the(…)

Second day at the daily

Day two: An early start to the day was worth it as I was able to sit in on a staff meeting to start off the day. It was very interesting sitting among reporters and journalists as they spoke of current events and ideas of how to create an exciting newspaper for the day ahead.(…)

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