Press Conference Assignment and Lessons from “Go Back to Where You Came From”

Earlier this year I had an assessment for uni in which a mock press conference was held in one of our lectures. We then had 24 hours to write a news story from the answers our 'talent' gave to our questions. Our 'talent' was the Executive Manager for the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ)… Continue reading Press Conference Assignment and Lessons from “Go Back to Where You Came From”

My first news story and drinking culture in Australia.

Earlier in the year I had a uni assignment for the subject "Newswriting", which teaches you the very basics of putting together a news story. The assignment was to go out and find a story, and write it up in 300 words or so. It was pretty simplistic, but a lot of fun. I wrote… Continue reading My first news story and drinking culture in Australia.

Caving to my vanity, adding my voice to the cacophony

So, I'm on the net, outside my smallish circle of friends/acquaintances/people I've never met on facebook, and the 'retweeting' (with added hashtags) I do on Twitter (50 followers, woo!). To me it seems a little too egocentric to put my thoughts up on the net, and even more so to assume that people will read… Continue reading Caving to my vanity, adding my voice to the cacophony