Catalyst 2012: Editions one and two

I am currently the editor of RMIT’s student magazine, Catalyst. Working in a team of three, we’ve created an 80 page magazine with content targeted towards Melbourne students.  My main roles include commissioning, editing and writing content and liaising with RMIT photography students to ensure the magazine has great writing and great images.

Click on the cover photos below to read an online version of the magazine!

Edition one (look out for my article on Indigenous education on page 10)

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Edition two (look out for my review of Stephen K Amos: Laughter is my Agenda on page 64)

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Is it a bird, is it a plane…

This was one of the most interesting stories i’ve written. Published in RMIT’s newspaper City Journal, I was thrilled to interview some truly colourful characters. It details the rise of the Real Life Superhero movement, the activities of Melbourne’s own eco-vigilantes – the Fauna Fighters – and the positives and negatives associated with civilian justice.

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My bad: I made stupid decisions

This is a feature story i wrote about youth justice. I interviewed a young offender about his time in detention, what it’s like to be part of ‘the system’ and how he foresees his future. It was one of the most challenging and rewarding interviews i’ve done. I also interviewed the managing director of The Bridge Project, Mick Cronin, who dedicates his time to helping young people find their feet when they leave detention.

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Photo by Cam Inniss

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Caged pigs to be set free

This is a hard news story i wrote in my first year of RMIT journalism about the banning of pregnant sow stalls in Tasmanian piggeries. Writing this story was the first time i got a taste of interviewing a subject who had a preconceived notion of what the story was going to be about. Consequently, i listened to a 20-minute lecture on the importance of balanced journalism (before I’d even asked my first question).

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Photo by Woodleywonderworks Flickr

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