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The Good, The Bad and The HILDA (Part 2)

Data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics (HILDA) survey has shown younger Australians are choosing to live in the family home for longer. The report, released earlier this week, showed a spike in the number of 22-25 year olds who are living in their parents’ house.Luke Venditti, a 23-year-old certified book-keeper who is working full-time while…

Flinders Street commuters run the risk

This Melburnian sprints to catch his train just before it leaves Flinders Street Station. He is one of the many commuters putting themselves at risk of a fall on Melbourne’s train platforms. (Photo by: Tara Cosoleto)   (First published on the City Journal on June 24th 2017)    

Peak hour overcrowding rife on Melbourne trains

Overcrowding on Melbourne trains is on the rise during the morning peak, according to a new Public Transport Victoria (PTV) survey. PTV’s annual “Metropolitan Train Load Standards Survey Report” showed a 9% increase in morning peak congestion from 2015 to 2016. Across the six years surveyed, overcrowding has risen from 42 trains over capacity in 2011,…

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…

Video News Piece: ACL Injuries in Netballers

ACL tears account for 25% of all injuries in netball. So with 1.2 million people playing the game nationwide, Netball Australia has developed a new warm up program to prevent knee injuries. Here’s my video news report for RMIT’s City Journal. (This video news piece was created for RMIT University’s City Journal as part of…

A Reflection on the Importance of Sources in Journalism

The Enlightenment of the 17th-18th century introduced a series of new philosophies to the journalists of the day. The idea of humankind as inherently good and reasonable, and concepts such as freedom of choice, opinion and speech became essential to the developing society. These notions of a free press encouraged journalism to develop into what…

Practice Hard News Story- Covering issues related to Mental Illness

Hello readers! This week we were taught how to ethically cover issues relating to mental illness. It is an extremely sensitive topic that must be written respectfully and accurately- hopefully that is demonstrated in my article below! The issue that I’ve reported on was a real event- it happened in Victoria in 2001. Here is…

Practice Hard News Story- Reporting on Suicide

Hello readers! ***Trigger warning: Suicide will be mentioned in this post (although not explicitly). If you or someone close to you needs support,  please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800. Here is another practice hard news story- this time the topic at hand is a lot more serious. Last week…

So it all begins…

This week marked the beginning of my time as a Journalist. Starting at RMIT University on Monday filled me with both excitement and trepidation. What would my course be like? The lecturers? My fellow classmates? Would I prove to be an utter failure from the moment I walked into the lecture hall? Fortunately for me, all my worries…