It’s the question that’s been plaguing journalists as technology continues to advance: what is the future of news? The news organisations that continue to stay strong through the 24-hour news cycle are the ones who embrace the online realm and social media. Yesterday’s tragic accident at Dreamworld had social media in a frenzy. It’s where … Continue reading News outlets to embrace social media or perish
The year is 2016 and yet we are still fighting for a woman’s right to choose what she may do with her body. Abortion in Queensland remains a crime under the Criminal Code in sections 224-226. Section 225 states: “Any woman who, with intent to procure her own miscarriage, whether she is or is not … Continue reading Abortion laws criminalise women’s rights
For possibly the first time in history it isn't just women who are scared to walk down the street at night. Men have now joined the club because of a new craze called 'clown purge'. People are deliberately dressing up as creepy clowns with the intention of terrifying others...just for fun. But what started as a joke … Continue reading Clown craze resulting in criminal convictions
In 2013 at the age of 34, Damien Verner was told he had five years left to live. Five years left to see his young daughter grow up. Five years left to spend with his wife. Five years left to lose weight, or lose his life. It’s a moment he’ll always remember, but one which … Continue reading Health care system bears the weight of big issue
A series of four photographs taken to match separate news briefs for a university journalism assessment piece. Each photo had to capture a photography technique. All photos were taken on an iPhone 6s.
AS the sun rose, locals gathered to Cotton Tree Park today in a bid to raise awareness for suicide and remove the surrounding stigma. Lifeline’s Out Of The Shadows And Into The Light Walk follows R U OK Day and World Suicide Prevention Day. Lifeline volunteer Lee Baker marshaled the walk and said the … Continue reading Walk raises awareness for suicide stigma
STANDING at the podium she looks out into a room filled with the best women in business the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Still amazed that she’s been placed in the same category as them, this mother of three takes a deep breath as she prepares to accept the award for Young Business Woman of … Continue reading Mother, nurse and now Sunshine Coast’s Young Business Woman of the Year
SUNSHINE Coast parents with teenagers in independent and catholic schools paid on average 10 times the amount that state school parents did in 2014. My School statistics show the average fees, charges and parental contributions per student was $600 for Sunshine Coast government schools, whereas non-government schools came in at an average cost of over … Continue reading Do school fees match a child’s outcome?
TV news story (YouTube video) on the Noosa Million Paws Walk. Shot, edited and voiced by Amy McCann for a university assessment piece.
Noosa Community Radio 10 minute news bulletin run by University of the Sunshine Coast journalism students. Presented by Amy McCann and Nicole Hegarty with reporting by Sharni Hastings, Madeleine McKinlay, Jake Harvey, Batsi Mutatiri, Cameron Brooks and Ben Argue.