So, here’s a bit of a rundown of my time at the Brisbane News. Being a weekly publication, there was a bit of a different vibe to the place. Each day just sort of petered out, rather than ending in the flurry that daily papers do. Mind you, things got a bit frantic on Friday afternoon as deadline loomed.
The staff consisted primarily of fairly glam ladies. Being neither glam nor a lady I worried I might not fit in.
I was, however, relieved that I had opted not to wear my reliable stubbies, singlet and thongs combination.
As it turned out everyone was pretty nice to me so that was good.
In terms of work: i started out sourcing “high profile” Brisbane identities for the little sections that are attached to the gardening and cooking sections.
I hope to never again have to ask a company director what their greatest kitchen triumph is.
Somewhere in the bowels of the News Limited computer network, there now lies a folder with about eight thousand of these interviews in it.
I did some other stuff as well. I interviewed Karen Knowles — She used to be on Young Talent Time. I hadn’t really heard of her so Google came in handy with that one.
I also wrote a health column about boozing and cancer, A local hero piece about a chap who volunteers for the RSPCA and an interview with a girl from a jazz band. I also wrote a few other odds and sods.
On Wednesday I sat in on an in an interview with Richard Bonynge. That was pretty interesting. He has led a pretty impressive life.
I also watched a home wares shoot and went along to a couple of property inspections.
It was an interesting week. I tried my hand at a few different things and learnt a bit more. Apparently they will be using some of my pieces in the coming weeks.
Well that’s about it for now. I’ll see you all to tomorrow.