Back at the ABC

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It’s a bit late to “go breaking” on this… but I do have some important news to pass on.

I have ended my time at dpa and moved back to the ABC. It was a great experience at Germany’s biggest newswire and I learned a lot about editorial judgement, working with correspondents and fact-checking. I’m very thankful to the small but competent team there at Rhodes. Continue reading

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The big freeze

It’s not often that you get to see world class sport mixed with daily political intrigue – but that’s what seems to be served up each day at this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

I am covering the event here in South Korea until February 25 for dpa and so far it really feels like the world’s eyes are watching the daily events here in South Korea. Many of the athletes have already sensed this too, I think. Continue reading

Showing leadership

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I recently took part in an Emerging Leaders course at the University of Sydney. In order to be selected, I had to write an old-fashioned essay examining how leaders strike the  balance between focussing on financial outcomes and tolerance in the workplace. I tried to approach the topic through my experience as a journalist, especially considering what makes a good media manager.

I think the topic of leadership in media is particularly interesting so shortly after the scandal surrounding Roger Ailes at Fox News in the USA. As journalism continues to change at a blinding pace, the media business needs strong, sensitive leaders, who know how to deal with different types of problems.  Continue reading

F1 season opener

These last few days I have been reporting for dpa at the first race of the new Formula One season, the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park.

What an experience. The glamour, the technology, the extravagance and THE NOISE … it is one heady cocktail.

Each day brings a new story. Today, German driver Pascal Wehrlein has withdrawn from the race, just ahead of the third practice session and qualifying, which won’t help his Sauber team in their preparations. Continue reading