Emerging journalists blogroll

18 May 2015

Written by: Steinar Ellingsen

What’s new in the rapidly evolving world of chatrooms? What’s it like to be a vegan when you’ve grown up on a farm producing beef? And where can you find the best handcrafted cricket bats?

These are just some of the themes explored by first year journalism students at La Trobe University in the blogs that they have created for an assignment for the subject The Emerging Journalist.

This is the third year running that we’ve asked our commencing students to set up a blog on a topic that they feel passionate about.

Yes, we know: the act of blogging is not it and of itself synonymous with journalism, but it’s clear that setting up and maintaining a blog can kickstart a journalism career, as final year sport journalism student Jake “Cobba” Stevens discovered through his infographic site, Cobba’s Infographic and Media Solutions. Jake’s clients now include Crikey and The Footy Almanac.

So a big welcome to this year’s blogging bunch. If you’re new to blogging yourself, check out their efforts, follow the ones that you like by signing up for email updates, and join the conversation about them and share their posts on Twitter by using the #TEJ2015 hashtag

Lawrie Zion

The 2015 Blogroll


The Gaming Nexus

Basic Speculation

Footy Kits Australia

Here One Day … Gone the Next

Tech Taking Over

The Iron Sheilas: An Investigation of Women in Australian Politics

The Intole-Rant: Finding joy in the blandest of foods

Chasing the feeling: Being young and alive in the 21st Century

Growing up Middle-Eastern in Australia

MOGAI Melbourne

Sounds Like Hell: A blog about misophonia

Fused Identities

Moderately Incapacitated: Food challenges of Melbourne

The Weekly Putback

Sapphic Sex Guide

The Creative Epicurean

Thousand Word Summary

Inspired by a Modern Graphic

The Eternal Hunger

The Football Depth Chart

Knocked In: A Blog about Custom and Factory Cricket Bats

The Written Word

The Real Football Deal

The Pure Japan

Federal Budget 2015

Can’t Make Runs in the Pavilion

Quest for Gains

Chatrooms: The Good, the Weird and the Scary

Basic Speculation: Imagine Life with a Basic Income

Burger Building

Help Me, I’m Poor

Beef to Beets: A beef farmer’s daughter goes vegan

About all else: The Olinda-Ferny Creek blog

Parents and Facebook

The World Game’s Next Generation

Is This Killing Me? | A Guide to Being Vegan

It’s Playoff Time

The Sweet Existence