World Refugee Community Festival

World Refugee Community Festival

Today JC and I went to the World Refugee Community Festival in Annerley to chase down some stories. There were stories everywhere. It was just a matter of deciding what to cover. I started chasing a councillor regarding an announcement she made there. The event organiser kindly introduced me to a man who represented a(…)

Internship: Final thoughts (and advice for the next mob)

I thought I’d share a couple of final thoughts about my experience, especially to help any 2011 Jscholars that are more sensible than me and actually checked the blog out before starting. I’m not sure how successful I was there. The editor was quite generous in his assessment, but we’ll have to wait to see(…)

A week at the Redcliffe and Bayside Herald

When I first walked through the door of the Redcliffe and Bayside Herald I was relieved that it did in fact look like a newspaper office. The previous week’s papers were piled up in every corner and story plans and ideas were scribbled over the white boards. It gave me a little tingle to be(…)


1) If the story is about someone annoyed about something they must stand, arms crossed, with shoulders offset at 30 degrees but still looking at the camera. 2) they must look “pissed off” 3) They must be in the close foreground with more people way back in the background. (10m should be enough) 4) Photo(…)

The Nun Hunt Part 2

First stop the church. It was was abandoned today but evidence of recent use was all around. We fanned out to find signs of the elusive source. Thorough heavy detective work we traced the numbers of the gang leaders. “The contacts for the church administrators are: Kerry McDonald Ph 0748448484, Paul McIntire 5577575757,” the sign(…)

The ellusive Nun

The Wynnum Herald buzzed with an air of urgency. “old” John, the salesman, was just about to doze in his chair, Pia, the graphic designer, wrestled to redeem frequent flyer’s reward points over the Internet and James, the ‘full time’ reporter squeezed a source about the importance of a weekend swing music festival. The editor(…)

All good things come to an end.

All good things come to an end.

I wasn’t quite as teary as Mr Rudd, but it was sad to say good bye to everyone this afternoon. They seemed to partially share some of these sentiments. I spent most of the day working on my travelogues. If you follow me on twitter you would have seen that I tweeted “Hard to reduce(…)

Internship: Day 5

Dudes. Chicks. Just got home after finishing up day 5 of the internship. I have this strange, unexpected feeling of accomplishment about the whole thing, which I didn’t expect to have. Today I was hoping to have a pretty cruisy one, finishing off a couple of things I’d started on Thursday, but I made the(…)


Just did an annoying phone interview with a local business owner who we are doing a favour for by writing about her business like she wanted us to and she was, erm, NOT FRIENDLY. I’ve punched out the story and sent it to Alena and now am going to make myself a cuppa. !

Mon – Thurs Hana @ Ipswich News

YAAAYY!!! Dudes and chicks, Hanna Golingi will finally blog about her internship experiences so far at good old Ipswich News. I, unlike a certain Mr Gough, knew that we were supposed to be doing this regularly during our internship week, but unfortunately I have not been able to find my WordPress username and password til(…)

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