Final year Law/Media student Erdem Koc has been appointed editor of upstart for the rest of 2009. Please make him welcome, as he settles into his first week at the editor's desk (which is actually a..
Meet upstart editor, Erdem Koc
Meet Erdem and Ryan – two recent La Trobe graduates
Recent La Trobe graduates Erdem Koc and Ryan Witcombe will join The Working Journalist class this evening to talk about their lives as working journalists. All students and staff are most welcome to..
A Hidden Legacy: Where to for Anzac?
In the final of a six-part series, Erdem Koç looks at what the future for Anzac Day holds following its 100th year anniversary.
A Hidden Legacy: A question of identity
In the fifth of a six-part series, Erdem Koç looks at what the legacy the Battle of Gallipoli has left in a cultural sense for Turkish Australians.
A Hidden Legacy: The seeds of friendship
In the fourth of a six-part series, Erdem Koç explores what the heartfelt tribute in 1934 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk means for Turkish Australians.
A Hidden Legacy: Re-tracing the path of history
In the third of a six-part series, Erdem Koç shares the stories of Turkish Australians who have visited Gallipoli, and the feelings their trips evoked.
A Hidden Legacy: A tale of two histories
In the second of a six-part series, Erdem Koç looks at how Turkish Australians learn about, and then attempt to balance, the two sides of the infamous battle.
A Hidden Legacy: The story of the Mehmets
In the first of a six-part series, Erdem Koç looks at the infamous Battle of Gallipoli from the Turkish side as the centenary commemorations come to a close.
What is upstart magazine?
Hear from founding editor (and now La Trobe University academic), Erdem Koc and our current editor, Joely Mitchell, about the aims and purpose of upstart — the magazine for emerging journalists.
A warm smile snuffed out forever
Little can be said in the wake of the horrific news Australians and the global sporting community faced today, writes Erdem Koç.
The talent among us
The sacking of Holger Osieck is the perfect opportunity for the FFA to look long and look local in appointing the next coach, writes Erdem Koç.
The dangers of red-and-black coloured glasses
When reporting on the Essendon drugs scandal it's vital our objectivity is kept intact, writes Erdem Koç.
How social media triggered protests in Turkey the mainstream ignored
La Trobe University journalism lecturer Erdem Koç is giving a talk today at 2pm.
A lesson in productivity
Erdem Koç can't help wondering why journalists camping outside AFL House yesterday didn't pack up and leave.
Live blog: Leaders’ debate
While Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott lock horns in the opening debate of the campaign, Liam Quinn and Erdem Koç will be covering all the action.
A living hell
In a little over two weeks, Turkey has been transformed into a fascist police state, with no sign of an end to the brutality soon, writes Erdem Koç.
Literally, whatever it takes
It's easy to forget the ugly side that we've created to some of the most beautiful games in the world, writes Erdem Koç.
Using all hands in the finger-pointing
Playing the blame game in an attempt to find the real culprits of the royal prank call tragedy will lead nowhere, writes Erdem Koç.
The year that was: Top ten moments in Australian politics
It's been one of the most controversial years in recent political history. Erdem Koç looks at the top ten moments in Australian politics for 2012.
No clear winners from the AWU scandal that won’t go away
Parliament has risen for the summer following a fiery week of politics which won't be remembered for the policies created, writes Erdem Koç.