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About stephaniebentley

Current student at University of Wollongong studying Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Science.

Snow Fall – Pushing the boundaries of convergent journalism.

As part of a module of study, I was only asked to have a ‘look’ at this story. As I began to navigate through the page, I was pulled from the confines of my own home and onto the freshly … Continue reading

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The healing powers of travel.

After visiting London as an eight year old, Brittany Rogers took memories of the fast paced city home with her to the Gold Coast, and promised herself that she would be back there. She left school at the age of … Continue reading

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Speed vs. accuracy in online reporting.

The benefit of online journalism is that it has the ability to reach a wider audience in an instant. This can also be its downfall, according to Kendyl Salcito. Online journalism enables the public to receive information within minutes of … Continue reading

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Literary journalism: fact or fiction?

The practice of literary journalism has been the subject of much debate, particularly on the issue of truth and objectivity. Richard Nordquist described the concept as the sharing of the characteristics of literature and journalism, to create a factual piece … Continue reading

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Journalism students aim high despite harsh competition for jobs.

  Journalism students at the University of Wollongong know that having a degree will not guarantee employment in the journalism industry. This however, does not deter them from having ambitious career goals. The fiercely competitive world of music reporting is … Continue reading

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Decoding the mind: An interview with psychology student Chris Kelly.

Chris Kelly recently began her university journey after being in the workforce for 30 years. In this interview, she speaks of her family and how their various quirks inspired her to learn more about why people behave in the way that they … Continue reading

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Every student has an opinion.

An important aspect of university life, students at the University of Wollongong describe how extra-curricular groups and activities enable students to get the most out of their educational experience.   (music: Apple iMovie)   In light of the release of Sydney … Continue reading

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Same degree, different perspectives.

The horse racing industry is fast becoming an online business, and something that Kyle French hopes to be a valuable contributor to. By combining his vast knowledge of the sport with Media and Communications (Journalism) and Commerce degrees, Kyle hopes … Continue reading

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Experience a cultural awakening through UOW.

University is not exclusively for academic growth and development. Students are exposed daily to a range of programs and opportunities that encourage them to explore the world around them. The student exchange program offers students the chance to study abroad … Continue reading

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University library – the knowledge armoury.

Amongst the towering shelves, students wander amongst the rows of books, searching for material relevant to their studies. The “quiet study area” sign means that even the slightest murmur will attract a series of disapproving looks. The silence gives way … Continue reading

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