Intro to Interviewing Workshop: Minh interviews Jameela

Last Tuesday night was CitizenJ’s first Intro to Interviewing workshop, held in the CitizenJ newsroom. After a spirited discussion about different interviewing styles we like and dislike, the workshop participants picked up the Zoom recorders and interviewed each other. CitizenJ contributor Minh McCloy interviewed fellow contributor, Jameela Al-Nakkas. Jameela is from Kuwait and is studying veterinary science at UQ. She runs a blog called Ine*vet*able Fate about her studying experiences. You can sign up to the next Intro to Interviewing workshop here. Here’s a guide on how to use the Zoom recorders. CitizenJ have some Zoom recorders available for you to borrow – just fill out our equipment booking form. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0… Read More →

As hard a currency as you can get

While not exactly current I would like to share a story that I am sure many people will still find very relevant.This may sound purely like a story about me at first, but stay with me and you will see where I’m going with this. I am currently in the process of putting together an application to be sent as a participant to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is a lead up event to the G20, and I have to provide a research topic on “Enhancing economic, social and environmental pillars through sustainable development”. Now having done ancient Greek and Roman history in Primary school there is a proverb that has stayed with me this whole time which… Read More →

Internet Education: Making the best of situations

Image: Cas at her computer. Credit: none. In 2007, my son was contemplating the end of junior high school and the forthcoming importance of his senior study years. It was at this junction in his education when I saw a documentary about an American father who had never finished high school and decided that he would go back to school with his sons in order to better himself and help his sons complete their senior years.  I wondered whether there was any opportunity in Australia for me to do this also.  My senior high school years had come to an abrupt halt halfway through year eleven in 1977 because I could no longer apply myself to study when there was… Read More →