Day 5 at The Daily Telegraph

Day Five at The Daily Telegraph My final day started with another quirky story – Sydney’s at times confusing parking signs.  I was sent out to see if I could get 5 or 6 good examples of parking signs that can be confusing (due to damage or the fact there can be 5 or 6(…)

Day 2 at The Daily Telegraph

Day Two at The Daily Telegraph My second Day at the Telegraph started with an email from Rowan asking me to work on an interesting story – Australia’s first female Senior Rabbi. I was sent a media release detailing the event that was to take place and contact details for the communications person at the(…)

My first day (and first story) at The Daily Telegraph

Day One at The Daily Telegraph I started my internship at the Telegraph on a Monday at 2PM. I was originally supposed to work the 9-5 shift but seeing as how my Jschool colleague Robert Farnan’s internship was a success doing the afternoon/night shift it was decided I would do the same. The first two(…)

Terror on Bourke St, Melbourne

An energetic but solemn Friday in what was my final appearance at the Daily Telegraph offices and, due to the circumstances, I will be prosaic. The major story was at 420pm: the terror attack in Melbourne. Gathering up as much photo and video footage of the attack as possible was front and centre. I was(…)

Janet returns, 1st News Conference (Daily Tele)

Day three I attended my first news conference, run by deputy editor Anthony De Ceglie. I received a topic sheet and watched the COS’s and sub-editors report on what they were running for the day and future press. Janet returned from a trip to Gosford and so I was pushed to the outer circle of(…)

Melbourne Cup @ The Daily Telegraph

On my way to work Rowan emailed me some photos of a hapless rock-fisherman. Requesting I write the copy I got in contact with photographer Peter Lorimer who had now shot the man three times. Eddie Qi, our quirky angler proved difficult to track down as, Lorimer informed me, he had no phone. That said,(…)

Everyone has something to say

Everyone has something to say

One of the things I wondered about when I first started researching stories was how willing would people be to talk? It turns out they are very willing! I’m sure a lot of people think they would want to avoid interaction with the media but I’ve learnt that if there is an issue that is(…)

Council meetings as a source of news stories

Council meetings as a source of news stories

I am five months into my Jschool diploma and currently have six stories on Newsbytes. Out of the six, three stories have come from attending council meetings and listening to the submissions made by residents concerned about something that is happening in their suburb or the street they live in. Local council meetings have proven(…)

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