Earlier this year for JR101 students were assigned to go out and experience first hand what it’s like to report on a real life story.

I chose to report on a rally held by a university anticapitalist group known as the “Social Alternative”, and on this particular day they held a student protest in a fight against the tertiary education fees being risen.

The event included guest speakers Senator Chris Ketter and Greens MP Larissa Waters. I recorded both of their speeches to extract quotes for my report.

I interviewed two of the event hosts Rueben Murray and Lauren Sau asking them their thoughts about Malcolm Turnbull’s tertiary education funding cuts.

I learned from this experience it is always best to be prepared in advance and rehearse the questions you are going to be asking the people whom you are interviewing and that helped me in this experience.