A small sample of my writing for various publications:
An Exclusive And Very Real Copy of the New "Australian Values" Citizenship Test
A satirical article on the changes to the Australian citizenship test unveiled by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
NASA’s Water-On-Mars Announcement Was Predicted By Twitter’s Favourite Cosmonaut: Evghenia, The First Woman On Mars
An article that wonders if Twitter's favourite feminist Cosmonaut, Evghenia is on Mars, actually knew about NASA's water announcement before anyone else.
How I get to choose what you watch on television
An article on the reality of being a Nielsen television ratings home and a potted history of ratings measurements.
From anxiety to Asperger’s, how the DSM is redefining disorders
An explainer on changes to the mental health diagnostic "bible" - the DSM-5 - and what it could mean for legislation and treatment for people with various mental health disorders.
- Fairness of political reporting a toss-up, as Press Gallery numbers wane and news cycle quickens, survey finds
The result of a survey done in collaboration with veteran journalist (and current Fairfax columnist) Gay Alcorn of the Canberra Press Gallery, examining the views of the press gallery on the fairness of reporting during the Gillard government, the nature of reporting in the 24/7 news cycle and the expectations of readers.
- Doncaster rail service remains line ball
A multimedia article exploring the 130-year history of the proposed Doncaster Rail line in the context of the release of the second stage of the current Doncaster Rail Study. This article was Highly Commended in the Best Use of Convergent Media category at the 2013 Ossie Awards.
- Controversial East-West tunnel comes under fire from protest groups, residents and local businesses
This multimedia piece maps the proposed path of the Eastern portion of the East-West Link tunnel, including interviews of businesses and homes likely to be in the path of the wrecking ball when building commences, and the impact on surrounding residents and Councils.
- Is new media making us stupid?
A wrap-up of the above talk at the Melbourne Writers' Festival, including the social media conversation on the day.
- Polled Turkey
An explainer article on opinion polling and the impact it is having on political reporting in Australia.