Technology Interfering with My Sport

Videos and replays are a part of a sports game now, but have we stopped relying on what we see with our bare eyes? Take for instance the 13th minute in State of Origin 2015 Game 2: Greg Inglis snaps up the ball and runs 90m down the field and makes a spectacular try. He(…)

Exotic Finland

Exotic Finland

If you’re craving solitude, silence and relaxation, this could be the place for you. During the early summer months at the end of May to September average temperatures are a comfortable 25°C. My suggestion would be to rent a cabin by one of the 187,888 lakes while you traipse naked from a soothing, fragrant sauna to enjoy the Finnish(…)

Final Days of Work Experience

It was so sad watching it all come to an end, having to say goodbye to the community, to the editor and to the journalists. It was an incredible experience. I had my work published, I was able to take photo’s, I planned my days out to finish my stories. In the final few days(…)

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(…)

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