upstart’s Open Day fun

25 August 2014

Written by: Erdem Koc

For the better part of six hours yesterday, six students from La Trobe University’s journalism and sports journalism program broadcast from Open Day.

The hosts, final-year students Sean Munaweera and Alice Piper, were joined by several guests, including: La Trobe Vice-Chancellor John Dewar, Geelong footballer Cameron Guthrie, NGV’s David Hurlston, La Trobe sports journalism convenor David Lowden, and several others.

Meanwhile, upstart’s roving reporter, Campbell Elmer, did an excellent job speaking to prospective and current students about their Open Day experiences.

One of the many highlights of the day was getting to hear from La Trobe’s quidditch team.

A special thanks to final-year journalism students Riley Beveridge, Liam O’Callaghan, and Callum Godde, who worked tirelessly around the clock.

And to La Trobe University staff, including journalism lecturer Erdem Koç, technical staff Ian Armet, Margaret Purdam and Owen Dalton, Humanities and Social Sciences’ Olivia Blackburn and Marcus De Rjik.

Be sure to tune into the next upstart live broadcast, which will be held on AFL Grand Final Day, on September 27. More details soon.