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Week 5 Blog


My Parents Michelle and David Stewart have many things which are important to them in life. I conducted an interview and at first glance the results seemed to be very similar, but after looking through them into a bit more detail I uncovered there were some differences among the similarities.

Both Mum and Dad said that their family and work were on their highest list of what is most important to them, but both for different reasons.

Michelle implied that work was important to keep herself busy and live a happy life; “I don’t like working, but when I don’t work, I don’t know what to do to keep myself busy. But overall the advantages of keeping myself busy and gaining income to live a happy life makes it all worth it” said Michelle.


For Michelle this was a good reason to work; to keep herself busy, and have income to live a happy life. Michelle considered herself content with work and was assured that is why it is important to her.

On the other hand David explained that he worked to support the family to have income for the family and for when he retires. David explained he didn’t particularly like many aspects of work but rather does it because it needs to be done. “I don’t really like anything about work, but it has to be done to support the family and have enough income to support myself for when I retire. I don’t think I would work if there was no income” said David.


This shows that David does not have any reason or enjoyment to working other than income, whilst Michelle uses work to keep herself busy and live a happy life.

This was interesting as what was important to them was so similar. But the reasons behind the importance’s were so different.

Article of impact:


This article has a massive impact though many aspects involved. There is extensive sources of the event which go into deep detail. This gives a strong sense of the devastation which happened. These sources are very confronting, especially the source with the father nurturing his daughter as it shows their connection. Unfortunately it unveils how that connection is now vanished which makes a very sorrowful mood. The speech in the article was powerful through the use of very strong descriptive words. The reporting was done in a way to deliver hard news which is very appropriate for this article.

sadThis article is a good example of journalism and media writing as it has many aspects which are key to having a successful article. These include:

  • There is a smooth flow, and good transition
  • Follows the inverted pyramid structure with events clearly written at top of article
  • It really emphasises the content

Gives all of the information you would expect that would be wanted with clarity

Mail Online, (2015). Israeli soldier aims at veiled Palestinian teen, who was then shot. [online] Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3245438/Dramatic-moment-Israeli-soldier-points-rifle-veiled-teenage-Palestinian-student-shot-dead-moments-later-attempting-stab-West-Bank-checkpoint-guard.html [Accessed 24 Sep. 2015].

American Press Institute, (2015). The elements of journalism – American Press Institute. [online] Available at: http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/journalism-essentials/what-is-journalism/elements-journalism/ [Accessed 24 Sep. 2015].

Seymour, T. (2011). 10 Steps to a Successful Article – SiteProNews. [online] SiteProNews. Available at: http://www.sitepronews.com/2011/11/14/10-steps-to-a-successful-article/ [Accessed 24 Sep. 2015].

Hicks, W. (1998). English for journalists. New York: Routledge.


Week 1 Blog

Review on how the same story is represented in many different ways:

A- http://www.nrl.com/nrl-takes-control-of-goldcoasttitans/tabid/10871/newsid/84020/default.aspx

B- http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/sport/nrl/five -year-blueprint-convinced-nrl-boss-to-savetitans-just-weeks-before-gold-coast-nrl-clubwould-have-folded/story-fnj9yd9w- 1227237781936

C- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-24/nrltakes-over-control-of-gold-coast-titans-amiddrugs-scandal/6247574

In the first story (a) the intended audience is for the people who are associated with the club whether it be on the committee or simply public support. The story is directed towards ensuring that the club remains in the competition which is reinforced by an important statement by David Smith (CEO).Blog1-1

“In other words, it is an important day for fans, the club and its sponsors,” he said. This is suggesting that David Smith is trying to assure the fans that everything is on a positive side for the club and that the event is not so much on the negative side.

The second story’s article (b) appeared to have the interest of the intended audience of the sport as more conflict was brought up and many suggestions were made about the club and not so much about the scandals/actions. Instead it was more about the struggling of the club and how it needed to be saved. This was evident through David Smith’s statement which convinced the codes boss to save the embattled club. This represents the club as struggling through the use of the word embattled.

The third story (c) is focused more towards the general public as there was high mention of drug scandals and cocaine supply. This is reinforced as there is minimal focus towards where the club stands compared to the other articles. Also, it is reflected through the main headline, “The NRL has taken over ownership of the Gold Coast Titans in wake of the cocaine supply scandal engulfing the club”, which is showing that the third story is focusing much more on the drama of the event rather than the security of the club.


Nrl.com, (2015). NRL takes control of Gold Coast Titans – NRL.com. [online] Available at: http://www.nrl.com/nrl-takes-control-of-goldcoasttitans/tabid/10871/newsid/84020/default.aspx [Accessed 24 Sep. 2015].

Anon, (2015). [online] Available at: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/sport/nrl/five -year-blueprint-convinced-nrl-boss-to-savetitans-just-weeks-before-gold-coast-nrl-clubwould-have-folded/story-fnj9yd9w- 1227237781936 [Accessed 24 Sep. 2015].

ABC News, (2015). NRL takes over ownership of Gold Coast Titans. [online] Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-24/nrltakes-over-control-of-gold-coast-titans-amiddrugs-scandal/6247574 [Accessed 24 Sep. 2015].

Technori, (2015). 5 Critical Tips For Identifying Your Target Audience. [online] Available at: http://technori.com/2013/02/3122-5-critical-tips-for-identifying-your-target-audience/ [Accessed 24 Sep. 2015].

Hicks, W. (1998). English for journalists. New York: Routledge.