Journalistic Substance

Congratulations to Danny Lannen of the Geelong Advertiser for winning an award for his coverage of the terribly sad case of Chanelle Rae. Online bullying is a desperately serious issue for the world.

Perhaps some of his colleagues at the Addy should take a leaf out of his book, and start doing some real journalism? Take for example, the following two recent articles.

What journalistic value does that have? It’s like a high school “creative writing” task. It is not even remotely a news piece, let alone does it add anything to the reporting of what was another tragic incident in Geelong’s recent history.

Here’s another:

“Spring clean up”? Just another “creative writing” task. Fluff. Sickly sweet. Seriously Geelong Adverstiser – start doing less of this, and more real reporting.