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“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin. Old Benjamin had it spot on – and it’s proven throughout the history of journalism. Imagine if the journalists of old had not gone from the trusty town crier and ventured into the modern, and unknown, world of print. Many, many years later we introduced radio(…)

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Event Journalism Some would argue working as a journalist at events is crap, I would argue there is no other way to really experience it. Just think about it, if you go to a festival the script goes a little like this: Rock up, line up and hand over a ticket you paid more than(…)


1) If the story is about someone annoyed about something they must stand, arms crossed, with shoulders offset at 30 degrees but still looking at the camera. 2) they must look “pissed off” 3) They must be in the close foreground with more people way back in the background. (10m should be enough) 4) Photo(…)

The Nun Hunt Part 2

First stop the church. It was was abandoned today but evidence of recent use was all around. We fanned out to find signs of the elusive source. Thorough heavy detective work we traced the numbers of the gang leaders. “The contacts for the church administrators are: Kerry McDonald Ph 0748448484, Paul McIntire 5577575757,” the sign(…)

The ellusive Nun

The Wynnum Herald buzzed with an air of urgency. “old” John, the salesman, was just about to doze in his chair, Pia, the graphic designer, wrestled to redeem frequent flyer’s reward points over the Internet and James, the ‘full time’ reporter squeezed a source about the importance of a weekend swing music festival. The editor(…)

Media: Voice of the people or gag of the masses.

Media: Voice of the people or gag of the masses.

-By John Corlett They call it mass media but in the end the only mass it represents is mass money. No matter how strong your integrity as a reporter, how fair your writing and how strong your morals, in the end we are all expressing the opinion of one person: the editor, the producer, and(…)