My First Front Page Experience

I had been at my new job as graduate journalist for the Burdekin Advocate in Ayr when I was handed my first opportunity at a front page Townsville Bulletin story. The excitement was ringing through Ayr last Friday after a local won $23 million in the $70 million Gold Lotto jackpot the night before. Being(…)

Is Australia a aircraft carrier for the United States?

I am sure there is a great deal of freedom that Journalists have in Australia but do they have to control their Libertarian views because of Media Moguls such as the “Murdoch” of the United States who virtually dominates or at times over rides his Editors. Appearing before the Cambridge University debating society in the(…)

Daunting Questions

Being it that time of the year, where we’re less than a week out from finishing up the semester, it starts to roll in with the daunting questions, the one I’m referring to mostly is, “what are you going to do once you’re finished?” or even “do you have a plan for your future?” and(…)

Mornington Peninsula: Arizona by the sea

Mornington Peninsula:  Arizona by the sea

The winding, B110-Coast-Road, from Melbourne will take you past, pristine, beaches dotted with colourful, beach-boxes, fish-shops, restaurants and camp-grounds. About, 90km’s south of Melbourne is Blairgowrie’s, Pearse’s Beach, only a five-minute drive from the, natural Peninsula Hot Springs. The end of Victoria’s, bitter, cold winter brings a myriad of pleasant, surprises. A brisk, morning breeze(…)

Never Give Up

Why I Post So Many Media Jobs November 7, 2012 by Kenna Griffin I’ve never worked in journalism during a time of growth, promise or popularity. By the time I was old enough to join the industry, the heyday of Woodward and Bernstein already was faded and the era of commercialized television news was upon(…)

The Buddhists would call this “Karma” what goes around comes around.

Julia Gillard Rushed To Hospital After Overdosing On Schadenfreude. Julie bending over backwards laughing! By The Backburner 4 Feb 2015 – 10:42 AM  UPDATED 4 Feb 2015 – 1:55 PM Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is under observation at Royal Prince Philip hospital after overdosing on schadenfreude, the pleasure derived from witnessing someone else’s misfortune. Gillard was found in her residence(…)


The second Thursday in September is dedicated annually as a reminder to Australians to ask family, friends and colleagues “R U OK?”. This year for the first time the Australian event coincided with World Suicide Prevention Day. People all over the country gathered in their communities to participate in walks with hopes of creating awareness(…)

Journalism vs. PR

I chose to embark on my studies with the J School this year after always wanting to enter into the journalism world. On top of being a current journalism student, I am also Public Relations student at QUT, completing my Bachelor of Business in just a few months time.   It has been so interesting(…)

Goodes Enough For Me

Now that the name of Adam Goodes no longer invokes the mad capitulation of quasi-racism, can we sit back a moment and reflect on just what went on? “I don’t know much about AFL, but…” the Facebook posts would begin, as the endless procession of social media-ites who had never been accused of racism would(…)

Does the media do enough to in reporting Domestic Violence?

As a new journalism student, an issue that has increasing caught my attention is the media’s role in reporting domestic violence. Domestic violence has long been a fraught subject for the media with legal issues and cultural reasons meaning domestic violence was often not seen as ‘newsworthy’. However at least on the surface this seems(…)

I return from a self-imposed exile to the world of blogging. In the overdramatic throes of adolescence, I often wondered – nay, dreamed, doted, even – on the possible fame that I could muster from having my own blog. It was an incredible notion: I would receive recognition (and, hopefully, eventual payment) for doing what(…)

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