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.(…)

Day one at Sunshine Coast Daily

Day one: Nervous and not knowing what to expect I started the first day of the week with an orientation of the Sunshine Coast Daily, the offices and where everyone works. This has been my first stint working in the field of Journalism, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. The offices are(…)

FIFTH DAY AT QUEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS

Today was my final day at Quest Newspapers North Lakes. I worked on a 50th wedding anniversary story in the morning. It was such a romantic tale and the happy couple were as in love now as they were when they first laid eyes on each other. The husband said, “She was beautiful. She still is.(…)

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