Story Intros

In one of the first “Journalism: Ethics, Law and Power” tutorials, our class was asked to write story intros for a couple of scenarios. The scenarios included basic information and facts on each news item, requiring us to find a news angle and write an appropriate lead.   Here are couple of my hard news pars…

Casper the friendly dog

As a girl brought up by two parents who have grown up with dogs throughout their life, it’s no surprise that I have a soft spot for fur babies. I follow Insta’s of puppies, I give in to animal video clickbait on social media and am always that person that has to pat a random person’s…

Has celebrity journalism changed journalism for good?

Is celebrity journalism in Western Society overriding more serious news? Well, a quick glance at the newsstand, a scroll online and television channel surfing will definitely suggest a focus on celebrity in today’s media content. Not only are tabloids covered front to back with scandal and gossip, but in an effort to meet consumer demands,…

Internet access barriers mean it will never be a truly global medium

If anything is rapidly changing in present day, it is the idea and process of communication. It is like an informational cascade in which people observe, adopt and adapt the actions of others, and every year its channels evolve (Ohiagu, 2011). One such communication method that has increasingly caused mixed reaction internationally is the Internet….

Prestigious academic program sends young South Australian across the world

One lucky South Australian student is already on his way to becoming a future neurosurgeon, as he embarks on a scholarship to Scotland’s prestigious St Andrews University Oxbridge Program. Westminster College student, Oscar Jolly, was accepted at the Oxbridge Program’s youngest entry level, as a year 10 student, for his interest in medicine. “I was…

The Twilight Market Stimulates the Senses and Nourishes the Soul

Success never tasted sweeter with The Market Shed on Holland’s latest project, The Twilight Market’s favourable first opening on Saturday, May 30th. Attendee of the market, Alicia Carruthas, described the event as busy and bustling with an array of delicious food and wine. “It was a chance to go somewhere chilled, drink wine and hang…

Junior Champion Cyclist ready, set, go for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Adelaide’s youngest rising cycling star, Chloe Moran, has the potential to become one of Australia’s cyclists for the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Brett Aitken, Chloe’s coach from the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) said, “I think she could be one of the best time triallers in the world.” Chloe, who is 16-years-old, always enjoyed…

If you thought weddings were expensive, watch out for school formals

Traditionally, weddings are considered the most fussed over and expensive day of a girl’s life, but future brides-to-be may get early experience with their school formals. South Australian school formals are no longer just a celebratory event for Year 12 school leavers, but an opportunity for girls to try to outdo each other in the…

What differentiates journalism from infotainment?

Communication and media industries have steadily prospered and disseminated news in non-traditional journalism ways to target audiences that appeal to the ever-changing society. Due to the influx of careers in communication and media, this essay will delve into traditional, ‘hard news’ journalism and show how, although it shares similarities to infotainment programs, it differs in…

Mock articles

Last year during my “News Reporting” tutorials at UniSA, we were given scenarios in which our tutor played out various characters, allowing us to develop our interviewing and hard news writing skills. Here are some of my favourite articles that I had written from the tutorial exercises:   State Government’s tendering, not so tender The…