Fathers – a tribute in image, text and song.

PLEASE excuse this break in regular programming as I tip my hat to the fathers of the world. The below image is a beautiful representation of the father-child relationship that requires little explanation. Keep scrolling down for A Letter To My Hypothetically Gay Son, a heartwarming note penned earlier this year by John Kinnear. DearContinue reading “Fathers – a tribute in image, text and song.”

The courtroom Twitter ban sham

I AM eagerly awaiting the Victorian Magistrates’ Court’s comprehensive strategy to hold back the tides and unscramble eggs, after today announcing a ban on journalists tweeting from court. The court’s new Use of Electronic Devices Policy prohibits the use of “any electronic device where such use constitutes instantaneous publication (for example social media, such asContinue reading “The courtroom Twitter ban sham”

When journalists become the story, only their egos win.

So 3AW heavyweights Derryn Hinch and Neil Mitchell have come out swinging over the decision of their employer to give Steve Vizard some temp work. Vizard, you’ll recall, is spending 10 years in the company director’s sin bin after being found guilty of abusing his position as a Telstra director. “If he’s not a fitContinue reading “When journalists become the story, only their egos win.”

Welcome

THIS website will soon be filled with the media and musings that fill my life, including from my time in various positions across the Melbourne media sector. I’ve worked as a political and general reporter across TV, print and online for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, in communications at the University of Melbourne and as a private social media consultant. (VEXNEWSContinue reading “Welcome”

Brumby’s weaving has journalists seething

This article and image first appeared on the ABC’s The Drum. Dodging journalists’ questions is an art practised by most politicians, as they climb the slippery ladder to leadership. Some, like Prime Minister Julia Gillard, do it with a disarming giggle, while others simply talk (and talk) until the pesky reporter has forgotten what theyContinue reading “Brumby’s weaving has journalists seething”