Author Archives: Alexandra McDonald

About Alexandra McDonald

Online Portfolio of Alexandra McDonald. Current Postgraduate Journalism student. Writing about the news media and politic seems to be my emerging forte but I love writing and researching pretty much anything and everything! Catch me on http://www.activemotion.com.au/shamrock/

DATA DRIVEN JOURNALISM

by Alexandra McDonald “Data-driven journalism is the future. Journalists need to be data-savvy. It used to be that you would get stories by chatting to people in bars, and it still might be that you’ll do it that way some … Continue reading

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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEWS.

by Alexandra McDonald During a particularly interesting perusal of news articles and publishings late last year, I came across a general theme that popped up in the scholarly zeitgeist. It seems that the concept of ‘the truth’ in the fast paced, ever evolving news … Continue reading

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ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL.

By Alexandra McDonald Melbourne’s 2013 Laneway Festival at the Footscray Community Arts Centre was, and I know this is a big call, quite possibly the best festival I have attended in the last few years, if not ever. The grounds were unquestionably … Continue reading

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PORTSEA MUSIC FESTIVAL

By Alex McDonald   The exclusive township of Portsea was host to the Beach Club music festival this Australia Day weekend, and with the promise of a banging line up and great weather, my friends and I hit up the … Continue reading

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Montalto Estate

Montalto Estate

Some of the eclectic sculpture and artwork scattered around the grounds.

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Montalto Estate- A Gem on the Mornington Peninsula

Montalto Estate

I took this photo in the summer, so be aware, it may not be as green in the midst of winter!

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