The Age (Part 2)

In my second week at The Age, I felt a bit more confident and at home. Even though there was a “hot desking” system in which people were supposed to sit at different places each day, I went to the same spot each time and I didn’t see anyone else shift very far. I was(…)

The Queensland Times

Okay, so I was at the Queensland Times in Ipswich for a week from the 2-6 September. I walked into the office on Monday, sat down at my desk and began reading Saturday’s paper. After being summoned to the morning news conference by Brigid, the news director, I was partnered with Geoff for the day.(…)

The Age (Part 1)

It began with AFL. I’d gone down to Melbourne thinking that I should know a little bit more about the state’s religion but had not put in the time. Then, my very first task at The Age was to write a story about a glitch on one of the ticketing websites ahead of the final(…)

Fiddles, Features and Foot-long Subs

The Valley seemed very strange and unknown to me as I walked along, in search of my new workplace. Although, as the sun fell, the bright lights came on and I clocked out for the day, it seemed much clearer. The building was right next to the train station and surrounded by night clubs. I(…)

Tears of a humble man

Today will be my last day of my work experience at the Northern Star. I don’t know whether it was the elation of seeing my name printed in a paper, seeing the community members light up at the chance to be interviewed, the small things that made the big news or just the whole job(…)

Day Two Drama

No, I’m totally kidding. Not about the day two part. Just the drama part. I just finished my second full day of  work experience at the Northern Star. BUT! There has been no drama. Literally. Zip. Nil. ZERO. It is utterly fabulous in the office. I am not sure what I imagined a news room would look like(…)