Jschool 2007

Canada, politics, and journalism

Hello Past and Future Jschoolers, It has been a few months since Jschool 2007 ended, and I thought I’d give a bit of an up-date on how the diploma has helped me. I was offered probably three or four journalism jobs in communities ranging from the Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta, to Thompson in northeastern(…)

Jo, you are right!

Hey Jo, I hear you on the $28,000 a year. It’s hard to justify a job that doesn’t pay the bills… I hope you have a wonderful birthday in New Zealand. Nothing beats home. Say hi to the Duchess for me. And congratulations on the intern. I’ve been following your elections with great interest, just(…)

And so the story continues

It was with much sadness that I delivered Janni to Brisbane airport last week. Janni had decided she needed to go home and share her experiences and photos of Jschool 2007 with her family and friends in Sweden. Janni flew home via Stockholm and Gothenberg before travelling home to Jonkerping with her parents. I have(…)

The last hoorah

Jo Mitchell-Turner Valedictorian speech Jschool 2007 Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people’s vanity, ignorance or loneliness gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse. Like(…)

The last hoorah

Jo Mitchell-Turner Valedictorian speech Jschool 2007 Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people’s vanity, ignorance or loneliness gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse. Like(…)

So long and farewell to Australia

So long, farewell, and to next year’s students, good luck. It has been a great year, but despite that, I’m ready to go home. My internships have ranged from Whitehorse, Yukon in Northern Canada to Launceston, Tasmania–about as far apart as I could possibly get–and I’m travelled out. It is time to curl up by(…)

Passion

Despite being sick most of my second week, and having had to go home (or be sent home) early most days, I’ve had an amazing time at ABC. I’ve loved researching science stories, and was able to pull two stories together into research briefs. The firs story I worked on was indoor air quality, which(…)

what not to do on an internship…

GET SICK!!!!!! They asked me to research a story on sick buildings for next year, which was all fine and dandy until I came down with a flue yesterday. The joke is partly on me for researching sick building syndrome, being in a sick building (although theirs is far less toxic than the one I(…)

Week one reflexions

Week one is nearly done, and I must say, I’ve had fun. It only took me a day or two to figure out I was siting beside and across from the reporters (the faces on TV), who by the way, all have cubicles–no special perks. I’ve read more science stories than I can remember and(…)

Internship No 2

Day two of my internship is done and I have to say, I’m loving it. What could possibly be better than researching science stories all day? Catalyst has a staff of about 20 or 25 people to create its weekly half hour program. There are five reporters who present the stories, production people, editors, program(…)

Back home

Okay so I’m sick of planes and airports but it was worth it to see all you guys again. I’m still catching up with myself but was back to work today (public holiday in NSW yesterday). I’m really glad I passed shorthand… how did you all go on Monday? Any shorthand success updates? Work is(…)

Will everyone just s$%&[email protected]#!

Everyone is back this week for crunch time. We have a full itinerary that kicked off with a discussion and role-playing on journalism and trauma, then t-line speed tests. Tomorrow is photojournalism. Wednesday is broadcast journalism. We have deadlines for the independent and I’m still trying to adapt to having to much blood in my(…)

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