AN IDIOTS GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOU JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP: PART 1 As I stepped out my front door on Tuesday the 4th of September I put myself into auto-pilot mode and made my way to Ipswich news feeling completely unprepared. I had finished work at 5pm the evening before when the reality(…)

Early days of an internship…

Having done an internship previously, the day before I began at Quest I remembered the previous long hours of boredom and annoying busy workers with meagre questions, and I wondered why oh why had I put my hand up for this excruciating form of self punishment. I proceeded to turn up an hour late for(…)

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(…)

Internship – Day 3

I think I might have left the wrong impression with my last post, it seems to come across as if I’m bored – well I’m not. It’s actually been great and very productive so far. So far I’ve sifted through a few press releases to make proper stories out of (always requires effort) and make(…)

Day two..

So this week my flu decided to come back in full force, and I spent most of the day coughing and spluttering at my desk in the corner. I can’t tell whether Julian, the editor is sorry for me or concerned for everybody else.. But, the newspaper stops for no one and my story writing(…)

Mountains and Molehills.

Day One: Dear Avelima Eliepa: You must have been a hell of an intern because expectations today were higher than I thought they’d be. Not write the front page kind of high, but much higher than these blogs and Desley’s advice had me believe For anyone unaware, Avelima graced Pine Rivers Press with her presence(…)

Internship – Day 1

Is it normal for there to be press releases on Mondays that aren’t helpful in any way? So yes, that’s been my main annoyance today. I’ve been trying to find something to write about all day but haven’t found anything of interest to this area yet. Actually, I just spoke to my friend Kyren at(…)