The last assignment

Only a few people are ever so lucky to fall in love with one job and be able to live their childhood dreams each and every day. Peter Weekes, news editor of the Northern Star is one of those few. When he had recounted his 20-odd-year career, one can’t help but to imagine him as(…)

Townsville Bulletin (Part 2)

I had 9 stories published in my first week at the Bully, as it is affectionately known among locals. The Chief of Staff was relentless in issuing one “pic story” task immediately after the earlier had been filed, and I stayed late a few nights to get them written up.But I was grateful for the(…)

Townsville Bulletin (Part 1)

A climate rally was my first story, published the morning I started. I had gone to a rally about climate change on Sunday, at the esplanade known as The Strand. When I counted over 300 protesters I called the office and pitched the story. I introduced myself to the weekend staff as the new intern(…)

The Age (Part 2)

There’s too much to say about what I learned at The Age to do it justice. I rubbed shoulders with giants. 20/09/13 Grassroots Labor debates leadership (p.5 in print) 20/09/13 Street crime down after Meagher’s death 22/09/13 Not sure why but Shaw’s their man (p.5 in print) 26/09/13 It’s a long way from Glenferrie (p.6 in print) 27/09/13 Purple hordes descend upon Melbourne (p.6(…)