Week Eleven Activities

a. What are the problems with the article?
The article does not sound very good and is not structured very well.
b. Does it meet the guidelines for reporting self -harm?: -media/reporting-suicide
From what i read i would say yes it did.
c. Post your reflections on your blog.
Emergency services are worked to free a  30-year-old woman from under a train on Brisbane’s north side earlier today.
The woman reportedly had lower leg injuries and was contious when she was removed. She is however currently at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition.
It is believed by police that the woman tried to take her own life.
  1. Read Chapter 9of Hicks, English for Journalists (Punctuation) to prepare for this quiz.
  2. Complete the quiz so that you get 100% correct (you will be able to make numerous attempts).
  3. Reflect on this briefly on your blog –Did you find the questions difficult? Did you have any problems in specific areas?

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Week Ten Activities

1.Practical–Photo Essay:
a.Take a series of 10 photos that tell a collective story.These might be of an event, or illustrate.
b.Caption each photo so that the detail of the moment is captured,and that together, the photos represent a story to a reader/viewer.
c. Essentially, this is a photo- essay but it is entirely reliant on the captions to build and tell the story.
d. Pay attention to technical detail in your captions

The week started off with a date in the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens. Here Katie enjoys the shade on a hot day next to some beautiful flowers.


For breakfast Katie and her friend visited the War Memorial Walk in Emu Park. She enjoyed Eggs Benedict and a Dirty Chai at the Degani Cafe.


After Breakfast, Katie and her friend went for a beach walk in Emu Park, it took nearly an hour to reach a destination.


The destinations view was beautiful and peaceful.


The night was spent drinking with a small group of friends.


Katie spent the next morning at Stoney Creek, where her and her friends enjoyed a BBQ and a Beer.


Katie and her friends are typical Australians. They enjoy rum in the sun


The Saturday mid day reached 30 degrees so shade was a nessecity.


After Stoney Creek, the afternoon was spent climbing Kemp hill.


To finish her weekend, she enjoyed dinner at her favourite place in town.

2.Practical- Headline:
a. Return to your Week 8 press release submission. Come up with three alternative
headlines for the media release story (that is, the one you wrote), and write one sentence against each as to why it could be a possible headline option.
  1. Fight Breaks out at FakeCommicCon event Brisbane
  2. Safety Concerns for national event held in Brisbane
  3. Wolverines V Storm Troopers ends in bloody mess.
Technical: Complete Quiz 8– Figures
a.Read Chapter 11 of Hicks, English for Journalists (Punctuation) to prepare for this quiz.
b.Complete the quiz so that you get 100% correct (you will be able to make numerous attempts).
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c. Reflect on this briefly on your blog– Did you find the
questions difficult? Did you have any problems in specific areas?
Completed with no difficulties

Week Seven Activities

Activity one:

Inquiry: Review Chapter 11 of your Media Writing text (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith). Summarise the key points of this chapter, and answer the question: What are the key differences between writing for broadcast and print-based media?


  • Broadcast is less detailed, its condensed and there is not much time for the reporter.
  • Addresses, ages and other details are left out unless necessary to the story’s germane.
  • Must be written as you would speak, and simply.
  • Must be clarified.
  • Slang must be spared.


  • Print writing is more detailed and can develop greater stories.
  • Punctuation must be used correctly and grammar is important.

Activity two:

Practical: In Week 4, you interviewed someone and wrote a short article using their speech. Return to this interview, and write that news story as a very short broadcast audio-visual script. You can use a single or two-column format as per the examples provided in the Study Guide lesson. Read the story aloud and adjust if required to cater for speech/ear(ie. you may need to simplify it). Post your script to your blog.

Two parents agree their daughter is the most important thing to them. View image on Twitter
Lisa and Scott Andrews had their first and only child when they were only young. View image on Twitter
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Activity three:

Technical: Complete Quiz 7–Words

  1. Read Chapter 9of Hicks, English for Journalists (Punctuation) to prepare for this quiz.
  2. Complete the quiz so that you get 100% correct (you will be able to make numerous attempts).
  3. Reflect on this briefly on your blog –Did you find the questions difficult? Did you have any problems in specific areas?

I found these questions easy, they were fun to answer.

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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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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:–lack-of-international-laws–resources-hurts-cybercrime-fight.html

Cyber crime. (2016). Interpol. Retrieved 27 July 2016, from

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

Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime. (2014) (2nd ed.). Retrieved from

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
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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.