An anchorman’s awesome message for student journalists

Jorge Ramos is an anchorman in Miami. He recently addressed a group of university students, and gave a powerful and inspiring talk about the future of journalism and why the profession is more important than ever. 

You can read his full speech here.

Ask tough questions. Don’t be scared. There are no forbidden or silly questions. And your attitude should be that if you don’t ask that question to the President, to the mayor, to the Senator…no one else will. Don’t look around. It is your responsibility. That’s why you chose to be a journalist.

It’s been a while – here’s what I’ve been up to

If you’re reading this still (just under a year since my last post – eek!), then thank you very much. A lot has happened since my last post. Chances are, you’ve heard about a few of these exciting changes if you’ve been following me on Twitter and Facebook (and thank you for doing that, too). 

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Radio Newswrap – 11pm, 29th June, 2013

The latest news from Australia and around the world.
Federal Politics: Tony Abbott launches American-style election campaign in Melbourne, while Labor Senator Penny Wong speaks about switching support from Gillard to Rudd. Senator Cash launched an extroaidnary attack on Wong, accusing her of ‘betraying the sisterhood’.
ALSO, the latest on Nelson Mandela, Nigella Lawson breaks her silence on Twitter, the Wallabies defeat the Lions 16-15 in a nail-biting defeat, and a look at your local weekend weather.

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My first YouTube video – a school project

This was an Independent Research Project I completed for my English class about life during World War One in Australia. I have modelled it off an average Sunday Night report.
For the main part of the report, I spoke to 91 year old Joan Henry. She lived in Australia during the Second World War, while here husband for 67-years Jim went to fight and was a Prisoner of War in Germany. While it’s not the same war, I spoke to her about what it was like at home – the emotional and social differences, and that remains the same.

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