Meet the Youth Migrating to Melbourne

As one of the final RMIT Journalism assignments, we were asked to create a story to a “Passion Project”. Below is an excerpt of my piece – For some youth the idea of leaving the nest is a daunting one. But for others, myself included, it’s the freedom to stretch your wings, to live independently,…

Queen Victoria Market Redevelopment

I created my first (mock) television package during my Reporting Sound and Image class at RMIT. I had chosen to focus my story on the Queen Victoria Market’s (QVM) redevelopment plan, interviewing a mix of stakeholders including – Strategy Development Manager QVM, Belinda Ross, Spokesperson for the Stallholders and Traders Action Group, Phil Cleary and…

Intern 101

During my Professional Placement course (part of my Journalism Degree at RMIT), we were asked to create a short video on the ethical considerations within student internships. This is what myself, and my partner, Katie Coulthard came up with. See video below –

The domination of Australian Animation / 19 October, 2016

Ever wanted to visit the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood? Well, fortunately these days, Hollywood is a lot cheaper to get to and closer to home. All you need is your Metro card to board a tram to South Melbourne to see the magic of cinema come alive. Two world renowned animation and visual…

A Novel Idea / 21 October, 2016

Books are rare items to find on trams and trains. Hayley Peppin writes about a new initiative called Books on the Rail, proving that Melburnians are “all aboard”. A couple of months ago, my boyfriend and I were sitting on the Platform 1 train from Glenferrie Station to the city. It seemed like your average…

Magistrates’ Court Case

In the early stages of learning about court reporting and media law, we were given a scripted scenario, in which the class played out characters from a court hearing at the Magistrates’ Court. The crime – Ms Miller, a housewife, stole grocery store items at a Greener’s Supermarket. Her court hearing included testimonies by Ms Miller…

Court Reporting

On the 6th May, the “Journalism: Ethics, Law and Power” class, visited the Victorian County Court. We sat through various confronting cases, listening intently and taking notes for our next major assignment on court reporting. Having learnt about defamation, contempt of court and sub judice, we were theoretically ready to write our own hard news…

Article on Local Government

For “Journalism: Ethics, Law and Power’s” first major assessment, we were divided into groups of three and given an electorate within Victoria to investigate. My group focussed on the electorate of Gorton, which covers the outer western suburbs of Melbourne. To be able to gain a strong understanding of the political profile and background of…

Background Briefing: The Goolding Inquiry

During one of our tutorials, our class was given a scenario based on the British television show The Thick of It, in which one of the episodes was about “The Goolding Inquiry”. Basically, the scenario was about an inquiry set up to investigate the “Government’s” involvement into the suicide of a National Health Services housing campaigner…

Media Law Exercise

In one of our tutorials, we were given an exercise which involved “striking” through any material within a scenario that could be legally unsafe to publish. The scenario was about a robbery and the attack of a young shop assistant at a pharmacy in Box Hill, with information beginning from the time when police found…