Jschool 2017

Final Days at the Courier Mail

So we never did get back to do the streetscape. Wednesday was taken over by a murder in Kuraby. Madura was out covering it when I arrived at the office so I was on my own to do the Word on the Street and any other stories that came across the desk. It was a(…)

Day Two at the Courier Mail

Today started like Groundhog Day. If you saw my day one post I mentioned that Clare was stressed about the ‘Pride of Australia’ series the Courier Mail is running. Today I would be working another journalist, Madura McCormack, and she too was stressed about ‘Pride of Australia’. So once again it was straight into work(…)

Day One at the Courier Mail

It’s only my first day at the Courier Mail and I already feel I am acquainted with the pressures of journalism. I met Clare Armstrong, whom I would be working with, and she seemed a little flustered and stressed. The Courier Mail runs an annual ‘Pride of Australia’ series devoted to highlighting the exploits of(…)

Fake it til you make it?

Whilst writing my previous post about the changes in journalism, I began to think about another topic effecting the industry in a big way. Fake news! I read an article a few days ago about a big scandal surrounding CNN, with three of it’s journalists resigning after an article they published was forced to be(…)

“Why on earth would you choose journalism?”

Whilst completing my studies in journalism, I have become vastly more aware of the news and media in general. However, for a long time, I feel I have to be honest and admit I’ve been rather ignorant when it comes to the changes surrounding journalism as a whole. Recently, I had lunch with a friend.(…)

Fantastic Interview

Hils As I See It 8 August at 07:12 ·  Emma Alberici challenges Mathias Cormann over government’s ‘broken promises’ in plebiscite interview A “Con” after “Con” from the fiasco with the transfer of Refugees that has finally come to light due to a White House leak to this interview yesterday. To get rid of Lateline completely(…)

If You Are Reading This…Do It

I am now more than half way through my diploma of journalism with Jschool and can honestly say, with hand on heart, this has been the best and most rewarding course I have ever studied. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Graduate Diploma of Education behind me, but never have(…)

Controversial Telegraph Front Page

I read an interesting article in The Guardian on the 5th July 2017 in which critics were attacking a clearly politically biased front page in The Daily Telegraph (https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jul/05/newsagents-urged-to-refuse-to-sell-daily-telegraph-over-fictional-attack-on-labor). The Telegraph had published a fictional front page and corresponding editorial, dated 5th July 2019, looking back on the first 100 days in office of a(…)

What freelancing really looks like.

What freelancing really looks like.

I have four children under the age of ten. My eldest daughter is educated by me and my husband at home, my two middle girls attend school and my three year old is at home as well. I work from home as a freelance writer for Kidspot, and I love the work I do. It(…)

Exposure bucks don’t pay the rent.

Exposure bucks don’t pay the rent.

I supposed I have been writing fairly consistently online now for over 18 months. This involves my own personal blog, but also doing freelance work for a number of businesses such as Kidspot, Babyology and Upworthy. All of the work I have done for these companies have been paid commissions. My time and effort for(…)