Hard News, Online/Print

6 things Melburnians hate about Melbourne

Melbourne is revered for its cafe culture, its quality coffee, and its weaving, art-filled laneways. It has held the title of the world’s most liveable city six times, but despite the accolades, there are six things Melburnians love to hate about their city. 1.  Public transport and myki There is nothing Melburnians hate more than […]

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Broadcast Journalism, Hard News, Online/Print, Video

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 […]

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Broadcast Journalism, Radio

Radio News Bulletin (3:30pm, 10/5/16)

Here is today’s 3:30pm radio news bulletin produced by RMIT Journalism and Professional Communication students. I was the Executive Producer of this particular bulletin and found it to be a really challenging, yet valuable, experience. While the final product isn’t perfect, we were able to get a taste of what it’s like to be in a newsroom.   (First published on RMIT’s City Journal)  

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Features, Online/Print

Homeless in Melbourne

  Rich Carrie, 39, has been sleeping rough in the Melbourne CBD for over eight months. “It’s depressing, cold and miserable. It’s really hard cause you think ‘I’m still here. I’m still on the street. When is this ever going to end?’” Rich hasn’t always been homeless, he grew up in a working class family […]

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Hard News, Online/Print

Practice Hard News Story- Gangland Funeral

Hi readers! Here is the last tutorial exercise for the year! Once again, this is relating to covering incidents in an ethical and legal manner. The fake-scenario we were reporting on was a gangland funeral. We had to be particularly careful about the certain quotes or information we used because there were potential defamation cases everywhere. We were told to […]

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Hard News, Online/Print

Practice Hard News Story- “Grief, Remorse, Tears”

Hi readers! In class this week, we read through scenarios where journalists were unethical in their work. Here are the two cases we looked at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/bridge-horror-it-was-her-first-day-at-school-20090129-7t2k.html http://www.smh.com.au/frontpage/2006/02/21/frontpage.pdf We were told to re-write the intro to both of those articles. Here is my attempt: Tara Cosoleto                                                                       Mildura, Car crash, court report 28/9/15 The 34-year-old driver involved […]

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