News Corp – hyperlocal titles
'Best Of' series
To generate stories across News Corp mastheads for the Best Of series, we cleaned and collected data and created story templates. We also experimented with interactive elements such as the accordion style exhibited in The Hornsby Advocate here.
The Best Of series is designed to lift up everyday people who help make lives a little bit better - from hairdressers to mechanics, cake decorators to PTs. You can find an example of a standard final article in the Frankston Standard Leader here.
The Canberra Times
21 November 2021
Mistrust of women's reports of sexual violence still prevalent in Australia
As many as four in ten Australians mistrust women's reports of sexual violence, a recent report from Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety has revealed... Read more
The Canberra Times
15 November 2021
Video games a lifeline during lockdown
The magic of video games is in their power to foster connections beyond the restraints of geographical borders, providing a lifeline for some Australians. And in Canberra, the industry is thriving... Read more
102.7FM RRR Radio
14 September 2021
21 September 2021
30 July 2021
Keeping Docklands maritime history in shipshape condition
Authenticity is a key priority of the Enterprize project so the ship relies on traditional supplies. The hemp rope comes from Holland, the sailcloth from France, and the Stockholm tar from Finland. The tallow (sheep’s fat) used for lubricating the rope is “not as easy to find as you might expect.”
“I phoned up Australian tallow suppliers and they asked – do you want five tonnes? We only needed a couple of kilograms, so I ended up getting it from a fish and chip supplier,” Mr Womack said... Read more
7 July 2021
Riverslide skate park on a roll
Both thanks to the Olympic spotlight and COVID, Riverslide has seen an increase in activity recently. Skateboarders have come both locally and from outer Melbourne to meet at the park.
“It’s a real melting pot,” Mr Harbottle said... Read more
7 July 2021
Street Tape Games at Queensbridge Square
Street Tape Games was the brainchild of Helen Kwok who wants to bring Melburnians together post-lockdown.
She took inspiration from the tape used in public spaces for social distancing and posed the question – “Rather than looking at those social distancing tapes with fear, could we be playful about it?”... Read more
The Swnaston Gazette
21 April 2021
NUS President calls out RMIT administration's insufficient action against sexual harassment
(Provided photography) "The RUSU protest Rangathan spoke at was held in opposition to RMIT’s decision to invite Minister for Education Alan Tudge on campus to talk about the future of international students in Australia... Read more
1 July 2020
Life not as you know if for Australia's international student community
What does change, observes Zhang Yi, is people’s behaviour when she coughs or sneezes in public. Because of her appearance, people’s body language immediately becomes alert. She says that she hasn’t experienced any verbal racism but knows friends who have... Read more
28 February 2020
Green new what?
A Green New Deal will address the economic realities of the transition to renewable energies. Politicians and climate activists have been talking for years about moving away from fossil fuels – but towards what future? Read more
Le Courrier Australien
11 December 2019
Marginalised kids find their voice through storytelling
Story Factory is a not-for profit creative writing centre which runs creative writing programs to improve literacy skills. The organisation facilitates a safe space where marginalised kids – especially those who come from indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse and lower socio-economic backgrounds – can find their voice through storytelling... Read more