Tom Cowie took all the right steps, and they are paying off. Julia McDonald talks with the Power Index journalist about education, internships and what it takes to be professional.
A few months ago Tom wanted a job as a journalist. Then he landed one. Now La Trobe Uni has asked him back as a guest lecturer to tell the story behind his diary as a graduating journalism student..
Here at upstart we're very pleased to welcome Tom Cowie as our summer editor. Tom is taking over the reigns from Erdem Koc, who has just completed his Law/Media degree and a successful stint as this..
The 'Tom wants a job' campaign is over. Tom has been offered a job as a junior reporter at Crikey.
From our correspondent deep within Crikey HQ, the full live tweet of the #tomwantsajob interview. The chronology is back to front - so scroll down and then tab up to read it in sequence.
Tom Cowie will commence work with the Melbourne newspaper next month.
Heading to the Melbourne Writers Festival? Then why not write something yourself - this year's program includes an array of international speakers and recently graduated former upstart editor, Tom..
As he packs up his things and departs the editor's desk, Tom Cowie looks back on a long, hot summer as editor of upstart.
Australians are good at making wills. But as former upstart editor Tom Cowie reports, family members who survive a loved one often find themselves at loggerheads, with lawyers the only certain..
In today's 'Fridays in February' column, Tom Cowie has his sights set on the age-old tradition of the buck's party.
In today's 'Fridays in February' column, Tom Cowie looks at the web of lies spun between applicants and agents in the rental market.
A year after Black Saturday, upstart editor Tom Cowie recalls how he learned about the ordeal those close to him suffered in the fires while he himself was in South America.
Upstart editor Tom Cowie returns to the keyboard in 2010 with a new column entitled 'Fridays in February'. Today he takes aim at Facebook and the ever-evolving cult of celebrity.
A few months ago, Meredith Music Festival was lumped in with a list of festivals taking music-loving punters for a ride. After experiencing the festival for the first time last weekend, Tom Cowie..
It's been a strange old week in politics for the Federal Opposition. Tom Cowie looks back at the week that was and examines what comes next for the Liberal Party.
It was one of the most devastating political detective stories of the 20th century and helped bring down a President. After 35 years, Tom Cowie discovers why "All The President's Men" is still a..
In the first of a series of stories filed from a journalism study tour of Kuwait, Tom Cowie gets the chance to experience one of the Arab nation’s oldest customs.
The Arab Times in Kuwait has featured the journalism study tour from Australia, which includes upstart's Erdem Koc, Tom Cowie and Kelly Theobald.
It's been more than half a century since "cultural cringe" snuck into our national lexicon. And according to Tom Cowie, there's no sign that the term has reached its use-by date.
It's been a big week for a number of upstart contributors. Editor Erdem Koc and final-year students Kelly Theobald and Tom Cowie are off to Kuwait to join a study tour for Australian journalism..