Jschool 2010

It’s raining mayors…

I’ve gone from a mayor-drought in Brisbane to a veritable mayor-flood here in Melbourne. Whereas Brisbane is a one-mayor town, where the elusive Campbell Newman sits enthroned behind a Kafkaesque labyrinth of media advisors and endlessly transferred phone calls, apparently in Melbourne mayors are a dime a dozen. In fact, you practically can’t walk down(…)

Motion sickness, sharing love and newsrooms

My internship experience has so far proven to be pretty good. Aside from the fact that I missed the first day because I was sick and suffer from motion sickness on the 2 and half hour train/bus rides here it’s been preeettttyyyyy sssaaawwweeeettttt! (Sorry Des I had to write it like that) haha. I feel(…)

Em Ecks

Em Ecks

Shortly after uploading my last post I shuffled into the lobby and got my visitor’s pass. I noticed some other young men wearing the same passes. “Are you fellows interning too?” I ventured. They were. Well all except for one. He looked a little older. I must have been staring at him with a blank(…)

Am sitting at TDN and have just read Anthony’s feature on the biff ladies – great names they all had, and I enjoyed it. This is a magic part of the world and went exploring this weekend as can’t go that far on my bike. Last week there were two of us here; Beccy was(…)

iNtern 2.0

iNtern 2.0

My second internship will start in less than thirty minutes. 10:30 induction. I’ve been staying in the same guesthouse as AG. He had a big feature published in his paper today with nice big colour pictures. Anyway, this post is about me. I’ve got three story ideas I want to pitch to the paper. Time(…)

Ms Kerr, eat your heart out

The Sunshine Coast Daily: My intention for this internship was to (hopefully) blow the socks off the editor. It’s difficult to gauge whether I’m even making an impression though, since I don’t know what they’re normal expectations of interns are. I’ve filed three features and one wedding story so far, and two of them have(…)

Waiting in turn

I write this as I wait at Brisbane Domestic Airport with my “smart” phone. Its so clever that I can update the JSchool blog without the intimidation of a PC. I am on my way to Melbourne to do a week with News Ltd. Last week saw me a nephew again- in the sense that(…)

Different Daddys = Different Babies

Before this week I didn’t realise how much style differs in newspapers. The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin (where I am), or as Dave Stuart likes to call it the Mourning Bully, is an APN paper and I have only ever grazed in the heavily fenced pastures of News Limited style. While the cattle town of Rocky(…)

Day Three at The Age

The last thing I want to do right now is write! I’ve got a headache from staring at a computer screen all day, so I think I’ll just do a brief update on my time at The Age so far. So far it has gone quite well – I’ve already got a couple of by-lines(…)

You had me at Portfolio.

Oh, why hello 700 word feature with several sources. About engagement rings? really? You seem to have my name on it. You’re getting published on wednesday? how exciting. You know where you would look really good? In my portfolio. Thanks for that. Doing me a giant favour. Sincerely, The Intern.

Good luck with everything Julia, but I really need to talk to Tim about getting my roots re-done

Meeting the current Prime Minister was a buzz http://newsbytes.com.au/2010/08/no-dodgem-latham-as-gillard-moves-forward-into-sideshow/, not because she’s THE PM or famous, but more the process itself. I would trade any chance for a photo op with Julia Gillard to be poked and prodded in the notorious media scrums I read so much about. I’ve never been so grateful for my(…)

Photography 101

Photography 101

On Tuesday we’ll have a photojournalism class and I’m very much looking forward to it. I’ve always taken a pretty relaxed attitude to photography and tried to learn from trial and error. So I’m going to make the most of Tuesday’s class and try to take away a few tips to help me improve my(…)

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