NutritionGate (hello, journalism cliche)

A week later, I got an email from the editor today, fowarding a great message from a wedding story I wrote, telling them how much they loved the article. “You’re a star, Hannah” – grins all round. I also, apparently, navigated a minefield with a sensitive story on nutrition (who knew, right). A business woman(…)

For what it’s worth

For what it’s worth

I came back from Melbourne and I’m back at Stateline. My story, about how the Ipswich Art Gallery is celebrating the Queenslander, should be going to air tomorrow night (ABC1 7:30 onwards). In the meantime, here’s my opinion piece I did for Emmecks last week.

A tragedy of political proportions at the Mourning Bully

It is so strange to be in a place where so many people know me. I’ve been in the Brissie burbs for a long time. I’m no longer a youngin in Rocky! I’m enjoying being home with my family, especially the cut lunches I get sent to work with everyday! And the sun streaming into(…)

My time at Radio National

So, I’ve spent the last two weeks interning at the Australia Talks program at Radio National. My cunning plan to not post anything until the last day has got some of you wondering what I’ve been up to, I can see. So…on with the show! I was a bit worried after my first day, as(…)

Uhmm sorry could you please repeat that?

So Hannah and I finally got to interview the Editor of the Sunshine Coast Daily today. I sat at my desk eating Fruit Tingles which fizz in your mouth and made all my butterflies go away and yes I was doing work! 😛 I don’t know why I was nervous, I already knew that he(…)

Screaming cars and paper walls

” Hey lady, I can teach you to walk like a stripper!!” yelled a woman out of a bakkie window – she made my day 🙂 – think I should take her up on that one.. I was on my way to the bowls club which is about a km from the motel I am(…)


This morning I was still completing my previous blog posting as I got off the tram and walked towards the large building that houses what I’ve called “the office” for the past couple of days. My day officially starts at 8:30 and I’ve got the impression, they want me to be punctual but not so(…)

My two scents

This dispatch comes from the #67 tram. Yesterday saw a much busier DDS. I got to my desk at around 8:30am freshly dressed and smelling of aluminium-free tea tree deodorant. Before I even had a chance to sit down my supervisor gave me my first task. “David, would you be able to write an op-ed?”(…)

It’s raining mayors…

I’ve gone from a mayor-drought in Brisbane to a veritable mayor-flood here in Melbourne. Whereas Brisbane is a one-mayor town, where the elusive Campbell Newman sits enthroned behind a Kafkaesque labyrinth of media advisors and endlessly transferred phone calls, apparently in Melbourne mayors are a dime a dozen. In fact, you practically can’t walk down(…)

Motion sickness, sharing love and newsrooms

My internship experience has so far proven to be pretty good. Aside from the fact that I missed the first day because I was sick and suffer from motion sickness on the 2 and half hour train/bus rides here it’s been preeettttyyyyy sssaaawwweeeettttt! (Sorry Des I had to write it like that) haha. I feel(…)

Em Ecks

Em Ecks

Shortly after uploading my last post I shuffled into the lobby and got my visitor’s pass. I noticed some other young men wearing the same passes. “Are you fellows interning too?” I ventured. They were. Well all except for one. He looked a little older. I must have been staring at him with a blank(…)

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