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.(…)

Third Day At Quest Community Newspapers

Today I gained a glimpse into a few more aspects of the local newspaper business. I spent the first half hour working on a 60th Wedding Anniversary story that Emma Williams gave me. I spoke to the happy couple who are in their 80s and seemed taken aback that Quest were going to run the(…)

Second Day At Quest Community Newspapers

Today was a very busy day after another exhausting drive. I don’t know how people do highway driving every day and then manage to put in a full-days work for 5 days/week. & then going home again! I’ve nearly had three accidents trying to change lanes and not noticing cars there. I think I’ll take(…)

First Day At Quest Community Newspapers

I began my internship today at Quest Newspapers at North Lakes. I arrived at about 9:30. North Lakes is located north of Brisbane and is a rapidly growing region. We know this by virtue of the fact that Ikea will be opening out there soon! From where I live it was a 35 minute drive,(…)

Louis Theroux: The Fearless Journalist

My partner is obsessed with Youtube. His incessant watching usually drives me around the twist, however one day he surprised me. He was watching a scene from a documentary. “You study journalism,” gold star for remembering, “watch this”. It was an interview between self proclaimed Nazi, April Gaede, and a journalist who would forever change(…)

My (Not So) Secret Addiction

Hi, my name is Ashleigh and I am a journalism student. “Hi Ashleigh”.   I am addicted to journalism. I get my fix from my laptop, my high from public praise and my comedown from my personal critique. There are worse things to be addicted to sure, but this is a public and not so secret(…)

Census offline: Country goes mad

To wade through social media over the past few days, you’d be forgiven for assuming Australia had been plunged into the depths of mayhem; into the abyss of cyber hackers and Governmental mismanagement in an epic scale. Puhlease. The census debacle is a beautiful yet frustrating example of how uninformed social media opinion rapidly becomes(…)

Fear And Loathing At A Dinner Party

Am I crazy? Every time. Every. Time. I say I’m an aspiring journalist, I’m met with the same flat-pack, freeze-dried, just-add-water, asinine response: “Huh, you sure it’s a good idea to try and join a dying industry?” After dusting myself off and being accosted by my partner (apparently, grabbing someone by their squidgy bits until(…)

Pokemon GO Methadone

I haven’t played Pokèmon GO today. I don’t know if I’ll make it much longer without it; I’m currently experiencing stomach cramps and cold sweats. Sometimes, I catch my hand drifting towards my phone to see if there’s anything around before I manage to catch myself. I’ve even tried to become enthralled in a new(…)

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