A taste of trauma

After a rewarding Media pass student day we took a leisurely walk (although some would argue otherwise) along the river – destination the Walkley forum at the Regatta. Apparently last year the launch was really just a night of free drinks and nibbles and not a lot more so that is pretty much what I(…)

TEN has belief in journalism students

From all speeches presented at the Walkley Forum, it seems that Network Ten has a strong belief in journalism uni students. Their work experience program, offers for volantary work on weekends and Internships are wonderful opportunities which budding reporters need in order to get their foot-in-the-door. Ten seems to have the right attitude when it(…)

QLD: The Regressive State

Good old Queensland, just when you thought we were catching up on the two decades worth of progress we missed out on under dictator Joh, our regressive nature comes back to kick sensibility and forward thinking right up the backside. The people of Toowoomba this weekend had the chance to show Australia that hey, we’re(…)

What a disaster

Following our appearance at the student day we headed to the Regatta Hotel in Toowng for a Walkley forum with a focus on Journalists covering traumatic situations. While common sense tells us most people who witness horrific events are bound to be effected, apparently this attitude has been seen as a weakness in many news(…)

The Walkley media forum – what a disaster

No, “what a disaster” isn’t a description of the night, but the name of the forum we attended on Thursday night (Thursday 27th July to be exact). Moderated by Channel 10’s Cathy Border, the forum what a disaster: assessing media coverage of trauma and tragedy was informative, entertaining and insightful thanks to heartfelt and honest(…)

Student day 27/07/06

As you will have gathered from my clasmates’ entries, last Thursday saw Jschool attend the MEAA’s student day. Held at the Brisbane Art Gallery, the series of forums gave Journalism students the chance to meet and get advice from industry insiders. Not wanting to repeat my classmates’ observations, i found the day interesting, useful and(…)

trauma night

I remember – for awhile at least – the content of the photo or the broadcast, and sympathise for the people who have lost their homes or loved ones in the thousands of disasters, accidents, incidents or battles that go on in the world every day. But to be honest, the majority of the time(…)

A slap in the face

Last Thursday’s Media Pass Student Day was two things: a slap on the face, and a truly motivating awakening. I came to realise that a career in the media is not merely exciting and challenging but also one of great responsibility. It takes huge tenacity, sheer hard work and most importantly a burning passion to(…)