The news in print: An interview

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury, founded in 1695, claims to be Britain’s oldest newspaper. Founded in 1859, The Queensland Times (QT) in Ipswich is Queensland’s oldest surviving provincial newspaper. The distance between them is 23,222 km as the crow flies, or, 16 years – and a lot of history. Stuart Sherwin was fascinated by newspapers(…)

Communities need newspapers: An interview

The smell of printer’s ink no longer pervades Bowen Hills, but it remains the life-blood of dedicated journalists. Teela Jurgensen was recruited from News Ltd Townsville to work for Quest, with her first role as advertising features editor. When Teela was appointed Quest property editor, she was asked to oversee the rejuvenation of the property(…)

Points on Patti, an interview.

Patrice Alchin has a strong fondness for the theatre. Before working at 101fm it was her passion to work in production in Sydney, her place of birth. But Patrice, or Patti to her friends and coworkers, says that she’s just fine with the job she has as Producer at 101fm. “I didn’t make the decision(…)

Passing on the Baton

EDITOR: Morning and welcome aboard. Take a seat. INTERN: Hey, this is some office. EDITOR: Paid for with blood, sweat and tears this office. INTERN: Ya pay ya dues, ya get th’ views. EDITOR: Precisely. Well then…so you want to be a journalist. INTERN: You betcha. EDITOR: Marvellous. Look…the way I see it, my job(…)