Category Archives: Broadcast Journalism

Russia angry as Trump approves new US sanctions, SBS World News Radio

Listen to the radio feature here:   Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations says new sanctions levelled at the country by the United States will inevitably harm bilateral relations between the countries. US president Donald Trump has now signed into law the new sanctions, voted in by a large enough majority of the US Congress…

Mutton still hard to source, ABC Rural Country Hour

Australian mutton is at record prices this year, reaching 515 cents per kilo around the country. But despite the steady price rise, consumer demand for the meat remains low. I went on my own mutton search around Melbourne and found one place that’s trying to reinvent the less popular meat.   This story was aired on…

Interview with Shepparton Mayor for ABC Rural’s Victorian Country Hour

The Inland Rail project is the centrepiece of the 2017/18 Federal Budget, with $8.4 billion of funding set aside to complete the long-awaited Melbourne to Brisbane freight train route. But there is still some uncertainty about the Victorian section of the track and whether the rail line will travel through Albury/Wodonga or an alternative Shepparton route. I spoke to the City…

SBS: Indigenous designers want bigger part in urban landscape

Listen to the radio feature here: A group of Indigenous Australian designers has called for an end to what they say is an under-representation of Aboriginal people in design industries. The comments have come at a panel discussion for the Koorie Heritage Trust, an organisation representing Indigenous communities in Victoria. Award-winning interior designer and artist…

Live 2016 Victorian ATAR results coverage for The Age

Today, I had the opportunity to work with The Age for their ATAR results day coverage.  As part of the experience, I attended the press conference of Education Minister James Merlino, and interviewed a Year 12 student from Maribyrnong Secondary  College about her results. Here is the section of the live blog that I worked on with Education Reporter Timna…

Female staff still the minority in higher education

Professor Belinda Tynan has been working in the education sector for more than 30 years. “I’ve been in higher education since 1998,” Professor Tynan says. “Prior to that, I was in education but I was a school teacher. So I’ve worked across the full dimension.” In her 18 years working in tertiary education, Professor Tynan…

Memes put new spin on public artwork

  Reflection According to Bloomberg Technology, photo/video sharing app Snapchat recorded 150 million users per day in June 2016. While the platform was originally created to send ‘disappearing’ photos to others, Snapchat’s evolution over the last five years has encouraged more news organisations to use the app to tell lasting stories. The nature of the…