Skynews internship

I was fortunate enough to get two weeks in Sydney working with Skynews at their Macquarie Park facility. While Jschool is predominately focused on print media, the lessons gained saw me wrestle through in this television environment. The energy was evident when I first walked into the studio newsroom. The newsroom is the actual studio(…)

Listen to your editor!

Last Thursday we went down to the Independent offices for a demonstration on sub-editing. Don walked us through what sub-editor does–winge, winge and winge, err…edit, correct and fix. He then showed us how his software worked, how he adjusted font, format, layout and size. Although, I think the best part of the morning was when(…)

Things you should know about John

1) He always has his camera handy and is ALWAYS snapping pictures…I have a rather large collection of pictures of John taking pictures; and 2) As I sit here looking up three or four different things John has told me to go look up (based of course on questions I foolishly asked in class), I(…)

Issues of style

John, Desley and I have had some discussions over style and syntax over the last few months. So, I’ve been consulting Canadian publications…I’m not crazy! We do use periods in abbreviations (such as Rev.). We also dearly love our commas, frequently using them before and (as a link of ideas in a sentence)–cross checked in(…)

Journalism ethics…

We, upcoming journalists have learnt that we have a duty to respect the rights to inform the public truthfully. We each have been issued with a copy of the Journalist code of ethics, to appreciate and respect. Some of us may follow it as specific rules, where others may think of it only as guidelines.(…)

Questions on ethics

A responsibility for objective, un-bias reporting, that is what journalists are taught. Unfortunately, we all have our biases and they creep in to written work, often re-enforcing stereotypes and prejudices. For me, one of the biggest ethical issues I see in reporting is stereotyping of Muslims as terrorists. Newspapers are quick to point out if(…)


I have a beef to pick with today’s headlines and am wondering if anyone else was slightly offended by it. There was a tragic accident in Cherbourg yesterday where a 24-year old woman and a 6-year old boy were killed. That unfortunately is a sad reality and there have been a few such cases over(…)

Hey hey…

Well hello… JSchool is back after a lovely two weeks off, only to find three people missing, one permantly who i’m sure we will all miss! Congratulations Joe! Such good news and great opportunity for you. Sounds like the newsroom there is a heap of fun with all the young reporters haha. Best wishes and(…)

Second Semester

Nu har jag kommit tillbaka fran lovet. Har nu avklarat min forsta termin och borjar IDAG pa min sista. Allt har gatt sa fort, for fort. Men tyvarr gar det for fort nar man har roligt. Mitt lov borjade med en overraskning – hur kallt ar det egentligen i Brisbane under vintern? Jag hade en(…)