Sport – League experience turns into gridiron glory

This article was originally published in print in The Herbert River Express on April 29 2017 AN INGHAM born-and-bred league player could soon be representing Australia in Gridiron at the world championships. Grant Bisson, 15, will be fighting out for a spot at the Oceania qualifiers in Gold Coast later this year to represent Australia…

News stories – Cooking duo hit the right beets in treats

This article was originally published in print in The Herbert River Express on April  29 2017 WITH health-conscious eating on the rise two former Ingham State High School students have reopened their cafe serving the community healthy treats. The Beet Bar owners and sisters, Carly Chiesa, 29 and Megan Wessel, 27, have run their cafe…

Picture stories – 800 poppies for Anzac Day (Anzac Day feature)

This article was originally published in print in The Herbert River Express on April 22 2017 FOUR volunteers from the Everglow Community Care Links Incorporated Services group have knitted and crocheted 800 poppies ahead of Anzac Day. Angela Bonaccorsi, Alfina Leonardi, Grace Blanco and Santina Cross, created the sign, incorporating the knitted poppies, which was…

News stories – Art was Jeffery’s life after WWII (Anzac Day 2017 feature)

This article was originally published in print in The Herbert River Express on April 22 2017 A FORREST Beach World War Two veteran’s wife will use Anzac Day to remember her husband who passed away aged 99 earlier this year. Edna Jeffery’s husband Frederick Leslie Jeffery, served in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) with deployments…

News stories – Breaking the mould vital for region’s future

This article was originally published in print in The Herbert River Express on April 22 2017 HERBERT Cane Productivity Services Limited manager Lawrence Di Bella said sugar cane would always be the region’s major crop, but breaking cane monoculture was important to ensure a sustainable cane industry long term. “Rotational cropping gives the cane industry…

Entertainment – BRIT Awards 2016

This piece was written for the entertainment writing section of the print pathway of my MA International Journalism at City University London. We had to watch the ceremony on television then submit the piece with an international audience in mind by midnight that same day. Adele has broken the record for the most wins by…

Features – Don’t Stand By: Help the memories of Holocaust victims live on

This piece was written for the print pathway of my MA International Journalism at City University London. We had to write a feature based on the theme ‘calendar’. With time running out until the remaining Holocaust survivors and rescuers will die, passing on their stories and commemorating those who perished is as important as ever….

Listicle: Five screen artists with Down’s syndrome

This article was published on Alive magazine’s website on 3 June 2016. The original can be  viewed here. The health and wellbeing magazine and website were produced by myself and 21 of my City University London MA international journalism print pathway colleagues from scratch over the span of 6-7 weeks While Australian Down’s syndrome model Madeline Stuart…

Listicle: Five exciting ways to exercise in London

This article was published on Alive magazine’s website on 3 June 2016. The original can be  viewed here. The health and wellbeing magazine and website were produced by myself and 21 of my City University London MA international journalism print pathway colleagues from scratch over the span of 6-7 weeks Sometimes exercising, like sitting in an office, can…

Listicle: Busting five common food myths

This article was published on Alive magazine’s website on 3 June 2016 and can be viewed here. The health and wellbeing magazine and website were produced by myself and 21 of my City University London MA international journalism print pathway colleagues from scratch over the span of 6-7 weeks It’s hard to know which news reports are accurate…

Features: Your chicken in reverse: PETA’s latest shocking campaign video

This article was published on Alive magazine’s website on 20 May 2016. The original can be  viewed here. The health and wellbeing magazine and website were produced by myself and 21 of my City University London MA international journalism print pathway colleagues from scratch over the span of 6-7 weeks Animal advocacy group People for the…

Features – A volunteer’s insight into the Good Friday Appeal’s phone rooms

Year after year the Good Friday Appeal has been breaking records in donations it receives and this year was no exception. Since 1931, Victorians and interstate supporters have been dipping into their piggy banks, chequebooks and wallets to donate money to The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Good Friday Appeal. Last year’s total reached a record-breaking…