Most students have submitted a feature article draft as well as finished their layout and design. Students should now be working on correcting any grammatical errors in their writing as well as begin work on the supporting articles. Students should also have taken the majority of their images and have some idea of what they are going to do for an advertisement.
There are a mixture of design and magazine themes this year and the layouts are looking fantastic. I’m really looking forward to seeing the magazines in print.
Is Journalism A Dog’s Game?
An article causing controversy was written by a journalism student completing an internship at the Herald Sun. Although the story has no author attached and is attributed to’ anonymous’ it has since been revealed that the unhappy intern was Sasha Burden.
According to an article in Farrago, a Melbourne University magazine, Sasha accused the Herald Sun editors and journalists of being misogynistic, homophobic, sexist, elitist, arrogant and constantly making derogatory comments in their assessment of human interest stories.
The article is well worth a read if only for her conclusion about the future of traditional news organisations.