Week Six Activities

Practical A:
Link to Storify

This was an easy activity to do, and I enjoyed playing around with Storify more and discovering how easy it is to make a story.

Practical B: Who will be the audience? What might they learn about the event?
The audience for my event story will be the Rockhampton’s citizens; this is because it concerns directly with their community so they can learn about the small business’ in and around Central Queensland
What needs to be included that will make the story interesting or have more impact?
To have more impact, the story needs some evidence and pictures to back it up and facts. Quotes from local business’ on why they decided to attend can also interest other small business people to attend next year.
How will I structure the story? Thinking about these issues will prepare you to write
I will structure the story like a media writing the piece because that’s what I’m supposed to do, so I will use the 5 Ws and prioritise my writing in order of importance like learned in tutorials.


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Global terrorism rises!

Terrorism is a term for organised violence or intimidation to achieve a political or ideological goal (Dickenson & Corcoran, 2010). The increasing amount of terrorist attacks around the world concerns for everyone. These attacks are often too brutish, outrageous and chilling for ordinary people to hear. But unfortunately, they have gone too long hidden from the world, and people need to start opening their ears and see what’s going on around them.


Destinations with a “high” threat of terror

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Australia
  4. Bahrain
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Belgium
  7. Burma (Myanmar)
  8. Cameroon
  9. Chad
  10. Colombia
  11. Egypt
  12. Ethiopia
  13. France
  14. Germany
  15. India
  16. Indonesia
  17. Iraq
  18. Israel
  19. Ivory Coast
  20. Jordan
  21. Kenya
  22. Lebanon
  23. Libya
  24. Malaysia
  25. Mali
  26. Mauritania
  27. Morocco
  28. Niger
  29. Nigeria
  30. Pakistan
  31. Palestinian territories
  32. Philippines
  33. Russia
  34. Saudi Arabia
  35. Somalia
  36. Spain
  37. Syria
  38. Thailand
  39. Tunisia
  40. Turkey
  41. UAE
  42. Western Sahara
  43. Yemen

(Smith, 2016)


There is a large amount of countries on that list. The Global Terrorism is a global issue that needs to be eradicated. However, it’s not that simple because these terrorist groups are large, rich and powerful like the Daesh (ISIL) and the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK).


Terrorism has not only a social impact on the world but also a massive economic impact. Terrorist attacks like bombings cost countries millions in property damages. The attacks of 11 September 2001 have produced many studies attempting to guess the effect of terrorist attacks on the economy. An International Monetary Fund study estimated that losses from attacks amounted for US $ 75 billion per year, or 0.75% of GDP (Rădulescu, 2016). The world we live in constantly under attack by political activists, the carnage of terror attacks affects the globe not just socially but also economically.






Calkin, A. B. (2015). The Global War on Terror. Behavioral Development Bulletin, 20(2), 133-136. doi:10.1037/h0101378


Jackie Dickenson, Robert Corcoran (2010). A Dictionary of Australian Politics., Australia: Allen & Unwin.


Kerridge, B. T., Khan, M. R., Rehm, J., & Sapkota, A. (2014). Terrorism, civil war and related violence and substance use disorder morbidity and mortality: a global analysis. Journal Of Epidemiology And Global Health, 4(1), 61-72. doi:10.1016/j.jegh.2013.10.003


Rădulescu, I. G. (2016). Terrorism and its Impact on Global Economy. Economic Insights – Trends & Challenges, 68(2), 87-94.


Smith, O. (2016, July 15). Mapped: Terror threat around the world. The Telegraph. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/Mapped-Terror-threat-around-the-world/


Week Five Activities

1. Practical: Establish a Storify account. Do not use CQU or Media Writing in the title – this is your account, not ours. Once you have done this, ‘browse’ some Storify
accounts of interest. Write a short reflection of your set -up experience and some of the accounts you review.
Setting up a Storify account was easy but creating a story is hard for me to do because I have never used it. I didn’t even know how many media places used Storify.
Accounts I Browsed on Storify.
This one was fascinating and followed The Rio Olympics and Australia’s progress.
The ABC had lots of fascinating stories to follow. I enjoyed reading them.

2.Inquiry: Write a short review of this network (for example, what it is, who uses it) and

include comment on how you might use it personally and professionally.Post this review on your blog.
Pinterest is a network site all about discovering new interests; it does this by using and matching keywords to the most relevant posts. People who use it can be very broad, but it’s mostly for individuals who are interested in creating things whether they be food to pieces of artwork. It’s got a wide range of interestest to explore. I would use Pinterest to search up DIY projects because I have a flair for crafts, Pinterest has a broad spectrum of ideas shared by other people. A way to use Pinterest professionally could be to sell products or expand knowledge of a brand I could create for crafts.
3. Technical: I completed this quiz with a few attempts I found it difficult to do a few questions, but I eventually answered them all correctly. I did not have any problems with this area.

Week four reflections

1. Practical: Interview two people and write their speech as a news report.

Lisa Andrews (Mum) & Scott Andrews (Dad)

What is the most important thing to you? And why?

Mum: Family.Because family is very important and you are my only daughter and only child so you are very special to us.

Dad: You and your mother. Because Family matters more than materialistic things.

2. Write a short news story (posted to your blog) based on these interviews (no more than 500 words).

Today my parents agreed that I am the most important thing to them.

Dad, Scott Andrews said that I am the most important thing to them because I am ‘the only child they will ever have’.

My mother, Lisa Andrews said she had me when she was young. “Around the age, you are now,” She said.

I am eighteen.

“You have always been what I have built my life around,” she said.

“Everything your mother and I did was for you,” Scott said.

3. Then take a photo of each of your interviewees and post a photo of each to Twitter with a one sentence grab from the interview

4. Write a few sentences about how you went about this activity and how you felt it assisted (or otherwise) your learning.

I think this activity assisted in my learning because it helped me relate the writing to real life and gain interview skills (even if I am just interviewing my parents). I went about this activity by sitting my parents together and asking them whats the most important thing to them and why. I was very surprised at the responses and flattered because it was me.

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Problems of Cyber Revolution

The revolution of the cyber world grows rapidly, and the dangers of cyber crime like fraud, scams, harassment and even terrorism have evidently developed with technology (Ionescu, Irea & blăjan 2011). Local laws alone are not enough to stop this rapid growth such crimes require a ‘transnational approach’ (Moslemzadeh Tehrani, Abdul Manap Taji, 2013). Interpol (The International Criminal Police Organisation (ICPO)) is an organisation devoted to this ‘transnational’ approach and tackles cyber-related crime (Cybercrime 2016). The use of a universal jurisdiction, however, could specifically help countries internationally exercise justice and damaged caused by cyber attackers (Moslemzadeh Tehrani, Abdul Manap Taji, 2013).


Statistics sourced from

INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald Noble said. “Until countries update their national legislations and agree to develop a legal framework to facilitate international cybercrime investigations, police will, therefore, need to remain creative in working with their colleagues from abroad.” (Cooney, 2012)

The cost of cybercrime includes the effect of hundreds of millions of people having their personal information stolen and an estimated annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime is more than $400 billion (Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime 2014).

List of the most common cyber crimes reported by Stephen Nale are:

1. Phishing/Spoofing

2. Blackmail/Extortion

3. Accessing Stored Communications

4. Sports Betting

5. Non-Delivery of Merchandise

6. Electronic Harassment

7. Child Pornography

8. Prostitution

9. Drug Trafficking

10. Criminal Copyright Infringement

Click here to read more about the penalties that go with them.

In conclusion, the cyber revolution has resulted in an increase in cyber crimes like fraud, scams, hacking, terrorism and corruption globally. Building an international legislation and jurisdiction is the only way to stop the growing rate of cyber crime.



Cooney, M. (2012) INTERPOL: Lack of international laws, resources hurts cybercrime fight. Available at: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2222039/malware-cybercrime/interpol–lack-of-international-laws–resources-hurts-cybercrime-fight.html

Cyber crime. (2016). Interpol. Retrieved 27 July 2016, from http://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Cybercrime/Cybercrime

Ionescu, l., irea, v., & blăjan, a. (2011). Fraud, corruption and cyber crime in a global digital network. Economics, Management & Financial Markets, 6(2), 373-380.

Moslemzadeh Tehrani, P., Abdul Manap, N., & Taji, H. (2013). Cyber terrorism challenges The need for a global response to a multi-jurisdictional crime. Computer Law And Security Review: The International Journal Of Technology And Practice, 29207-215. doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2013.03.011

Nale, S. (2012). The 10 Most Common Internet Crimes. Complex AU. Retrieved 27 July 2016, from http://au.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/11/the-10-most-common-internet-crimes/

Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime. (2014) (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://www.mcafee.com/au/resources/reports/rp-economic-impact-cybercrime2.pdf

Week Three reflections


a) Two possible events that I could attend are 1. The local small business expo or 2. Christmas in July Dinner.

b) The small business expo is this Saturday in Rockhampton between 9 am to 3 pm; I decided to cover this event because I am interested in Business, and it is a yearly event within I time frame that I can attend. This event was chosen over the Christmas charity dinner because the charity dinner was at night time and I could not attend.

c) I do not need to be accredited to this event because it was public and free to attend. I also plan to ask the stall owners for their permission and time. Because it is an Expo, the booth people and entrepreneurs are there to answer questions.

d) The main parts of this event are the local music artists playing, and the bar. Other than that this event is pretty small and doesn’t have an event schedule/program.

e) I will interview people at the stands approximately 5 and ask them why they decided to attend, I will also ask if I can photograph them.

g) Plan or else you will miss something important, be more prepared means you will be more efficient. You know where to be at the right time; you won’t miss a story, and don’t take ‘no’ personally. Ask for accreditation; Time flies, find the schedule and have a plan. Research facts/ logistics and people. Capture the moment and be prepared to adapt.

h) This story might interest people because members of small communities like Rockhampton like to hear the news that concerns them or people they know. Small business often builds into bigger ones in the future and being a part of this process is a great deal to local members. Rockhampton people would love to hear a story about the little people.


  1. Youth Detention workers in Queensland had reported violence on numerous occasions in the institute, but their claims were covered up, and the workers were fired.
  2. Former workers within Queensland’s youth detention centres are claiming to have been sacked for speaking out about violence inside the institutions.
  3. Who?- Graham Pattel, Jeff Ingram, Queensland. Where?- Cleveland Youth Detention Centre Queensland. When? Over several years and the last two. What? Child violence reports were covered up.Why? The system failed the kids. How? By not reporting or following up the issue.
  1. I found this story interesting because its something you don’t see in the media very often, I can presume this is because they are constantly covering up, and it was only unveiled because of the four corners report
  2. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-27/youth-detention-workers-claim-violence-covered-up-in-queensland/7663580Quiz.
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Marriage Equality

64% of Australians support marriage equality, but still, same-sex couples remain discriminated (Galaxy Research 2012). Same-sex marriage has been a controversial topic in Australian politics for many years, and support for this issue is trending upwards. Out of 150 members of the House of Representatives 82 openly support the movement for same-sex marriage, which is more than 55%. The difference between conservative politicians and innovative politicians remains evident (Australian Marriage Equality 2016).


The Australian Greens- out of all political parties that support same-sex marriage have remained consistent in supporting equality (Gately 2015). The Greens believe a person’s gender or sexuality should not affect their legal rights and responsibilities under Australian marriage law (ABC News 2016).Local Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry (liberal party) remains undeclared in the fight for equality, whereas competitor Leisa Neaten (labour party) openly supports gay marriage, click here to see what Neaton’s comments (ABC News 2016 & Gately 2015).

“Self-evidently gay marriage is a matter of natural justice. It in no way stops religions or individuals acting in accord with their conscientious views. It’s not a left-right issue” Nick Greiner AC, former NSW premier.


Nick Greiner (photo Jessica Hromas)


Even though the Australian public supports marriage equality, The Australian Marriage Act 1961 still states clearly ‘marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’. Which has the Australian public asking how hard is it to substitute it to ‘The union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’ ?(Ireland 2016).



As society changes, many aspects affect the lifestyle choices of individuals; trends regarding sexual preference or sexuality have changed the way people live (Kail, Acosta & Wright 2015). In perspective, the current definition of marriage is not relevant to Australia’s modern and future society (Fisher 2016). Today’s modern and future society has a rapid growth rate of homosexuals, interested in the union of marriage (ABC News 2016). With this growing rate of same-sex, civil partnerships make the current definition of marriage, irrelevant to modern and future society.


Australian Marriage Equality. (2016). Australianmarriageequality.org. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/who-supports-equality/a-majority-of-australians-support-marriage-equality/

Fisher, A. (2016). Same-sex ‘marriage’: Evolution or deconstruction of marriage and the family?. Australasian Catholic Record, The, 93(2), 145.

Gately, M. (2015). Leisa Neaton voices marriage equality support. Rockhampton Morning Bulletin. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/neaton-all-we-really-need-is-love/2694290/

Ireland, J. (2016). Same-sex marriage: Federal Parliament’s political football of choice. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/samesex-marriage-federal-parliaments-political-football-of-choice-20160316-gnl2ty.html

Kail, B. L., Acosta, K. L., & Wright, E. R. (2015). State-Level Marriage Equality and the Health of Same-Sex Couples. American Journal Of Public Health, 105(6), 1101-1105 5p. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302589

Marriage Act 1961. Legislation.gov.au. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2013C00164

Same-sex marriage: Let’s get it sorted and move on. (2016). ABC News. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-09/barnes-let’s-get-it-sorted-and-move-on/7231770


Week 2 reflections

The most common trends for week two on Twitter where the TaylorvKim tweets and the Mrs Trump tweets. Both of these tweets same similarities with the fact that they are both about using another person’s property. For example, the Taylor versus Kim issue. Taylor is upset with Kanye for mentioning her name in his hit song ‘Famous’ even though Kim claims to have video evidence of her telling Kanye he has her approval to use it. Whereas Melania Trump is under scrutiny for plagiarising  Michelle Obamas Speech from 2008. Here is some evidence to these issues.
Reflect on how you went briefly on your blog
The quiz was quite easy and i liked that i was able to make numerous mistakes because i was able to find out where i went wrong.
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Did you find the questions difficult?
I found the last question difficult because it was confusing to me.
Did you have any problems in specific areas?
I had specific problems in the past tense area.

Week One Activities

1. Practical: Register your blog
a) My Blog was already set up from previous courses; I aim to achieve a sound understanding of Media written to do this course
b) Introduction under the heading ‘Who am I?’ on my blog
“Hello, everyone!
My name is Kaitlin Andrews, but please call me Katie.
I’m a first-year student currently studying a Double Bachelor of Business and Professional Communication at Central Queensland University Rockhampton. I am a bright eyed girl from the small coastal town of Yeppoon; whose primary goal in life is to prevail from all of my eager peers, excel and develop in the business industry.”

2. Inquiry: Different Purpose/Different Writing: bReview and compare

the way the same story is presented in various ways
a) Both stories are about Billy Slater becoming an ambassador for the racing industry.
B) The difference between these two stories are that the Queensland government wrote one as an official media release, and the gold coast bulletin wrote the other.  One has pictures and the other doesn’t. There doesn’t seem to be any follow-ups, and I’m not particularly interested in this because I do not follow football or racing.
3. Quiz.
I went well on my quiz, I found it easy because I didn’t have to study for it.
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