Not Just A Newspaper Company

Not just a newspaper company is how Daily News Editor-in-Chief Ron Goodman describes the media organisation he runs from offices located in an industrial area in Tweed Heads South. “We will die if we just stick to that,” said Mr Goodman, whose responsibilities include the publication of two printed regional newspapers as well as the(…)

Keeping up with the Courier Mail

G’day to anyone who is really bored and decided they better read my blog. I’ve been quite slack this week in doing my blog entries, I guess I’m still in holiday mode before the return of Jschool. This week I’ve been placed at the Courier Mail for my second internship. I will be honest, I(…)

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So here we are. The Herald Sun. If I’m honest I was always a bit nervous about entering the huge building that is a Melbourne CBD landmark. But to my surprise the Herald Sun is as warm and welcoming as any newsroom I’ve been too so far. Editorial is smaller and more intimate than The(…)

Do the numbers stack up?

Where’s the dividing line between journalism, PR (for other companies), and advertising? Property. There are about five editorial pages in the Quest *property liftouts. I’ve been working on suburb profiles (census and RP data) including top, median and cheapest price houses/units; new listings (we include two in each edition). Quest’s property team has reduced, by(…)

Almost speechless

Like, I’m almost speechless reflecting on what a great experience my internship turned out to be, really really positive, seeing as how I’d been kind of apprehensive about it, pretty concerned actually, because what had happened was, for some reason or other, who knows why, but over the years, yeah, I’d slipped into this uncool(…)

where to from here?

With my news internship with the ABC drawing to a close last Friday, I’ve had a few days to reflect on my experiences, and the year as a whole. Admittedly, at the end of last week, my head was starting to swim with doubts. Not because of the week I had with the ABC, it(…)

Five things I didn’t know

Before I started working at the Tweed Daily News I didn’t know there was a game called “banana toss” I learnt about this game while writing an article about the Tweed Valley Banana Festival. It’s fairly easy to play – it involves tossing bananas. Lionel Morgan was the first Aboriginal to play rugby league for(…)

Bundy Intern 5 – The Final Blog

Bundy Intern 5 – The Final Blog

Friday September 14 And so gentle readers our journey comes to an end When Frodo reached Mordor and finally got rid of that accursed ring he began that long journey home on a flying bird. (come to think of it why didn’t they just hop on one of those flying birds in the first place(…)

Bundy Intern 4 – This time it’s personal

Tuesday September 11 Today I was sent out to cover a new Barrel House opening at Bundaberg Distilling Co. That’s Bundy Rum to you alcoholics. This was my first interaction with the other media outlets in the area. Channel 7, WIN and the local radio station 4BU. We were subject to a safety talk before(…)

Bundy Intern 3 – Just another manic Monday

Monday September 10 Busy day today. I was given two stories and supplied one of my own ideas. My story idea was to write something regarding World Suicide Prevention Day. Obviously being a global event the key, as it is with every story, was to find the local angle. I spoke to a Bundaberg counsellor(…)

Bundy Intern 2 – #$%& just got real

My blogging has been lacking due to the internet at the motel I was staying at being off so I will post my blogs retrospectively. Saturday September 8 I know what you’re thinking. It’s Saturday. Have a lie in. You’ve earned it. I heard those negative voices. (Yes I hear voices. So what! I’m not(…)

And the week draws to a close

And the week draws to a close

Welcome to part two of my internship blog Wednesday was rather quite with nothing really happening so I was to get new Wet n Wild opening in blacktown interview sorted which I worked on today as well as finshing off  some other things for pre-records coming up in the week. I guess when you’re the host of the(…)

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