Meet the people of a dusty town in Jordan’s Fertile Crescent, half a century after it was largely destroyed in battle between Israeli, PLO and Jordanian forces. Swinburne and University of Technology Sydney students on a foreign correspondent study tour report.
Doctors thought Mark Simcocks, owner of Melbourne’s first bowling alley, would be wheelchair-bound after a stroke. Partly blind, he taught himself to bowl backwards and still get a strike. Travis Medhurst reports.
“It may not change the world or bring down a government but you need someone to take the time, cultivate relationships and find good stories and not treat it as a throwaway area.” The Age’s fashion and lifestyle editor Melissa Singer talks to Cleona Mirdin.
“Brave journalism needs brave people to back it. You’ve got to have brave bosses who are willing to back you, and give you the luxury of time.” ABC journalist Rachael Brown talks with reporter Shelby Garlick about what led to her ground-breaking podcast investigation Trace.