Alexandra Roach

Print, online and multimedia journalist

Writer, reporter and investigator specialising in:

business || media || politics || pop culture || cinema || television || music || photography || advertising || theatre || marketing || travel || education || community || finance
                                                                                                                                                    
The stories collected below are merely a sample of my work. Please see my Pressfolio page for my main portfolio. For my full portfolio and resume, email [email protected]

Portfolio

Features

Copyright Quibbles
A feature analysing the varying degrees of copyright quibbles that exist around fan-created works inspired by licensed properties such as "Harry Potter" and "The Vampire...
On the March
A profile of Australian stage and screen actor Dan Spielman.
Living the New York Dream
A feature profiling rising Australian-born theatre actress Alexis Fishman.
Star Struck
It is natural for humans to admire and wish to emulate the beautiful, the successful, the wealthy. But is contemporary society’s obsession with celebrity culture out of control?
Treasured family memories
Margie Fischer’s solo show The Dead Ones was inspired by the experience of packing up her childhood home after her mother’s death.
Memories of JFK
Fifty years after the assassination of US Presdient John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the AJN takes a look back.

Education

Designs of the Times
Each year, the Board of Education selects some of the finest HSC major works for public exhibition. Here are five of those talented students.
Lifetime benefits of studying law
While a law degree is a rewarding experience, it's no walk in the park: there is a certain amount of work required. You may find yourself wanting to throw in the law school...
Everything you need to know about government assistance for schooling
We all want the very best for our children. Through conversations with thousands of parents, we know that the majority are prepared to make financial sacrifices for their...
School Spirit
Sydney’s Jewish schools are welcoming 2014 with a host of new initiatives, new infrastructure and new ideas.
Digital qualifications give Deakin students a head-start in the job hunt
"This award will help graduates differentiate themselves to employers." With the job market in a constant state of evolution, Deakin University is working in collaboration with...
Back to School 2013
A round-up of the new initiatives at Sydney's schools which will kick off in 2013.
Top of the Class
A profile of some of the high achievers of the 2013 HSC.
Real-world experiences in a changing economic landscape
The Australian economy is part of global trend that has seen an increasing emphasis placed on technological innovation and the rise of start-up culture. As the economy changes,...
2015 SULS Careers Guide
The SULS Careers Guide is the blueprint to your career. Numerous organisations from a range of sectors related to law are surveyed: government bodies, domestic and international...

Business and Media

'Bloodletting' starts at News Limited
Exclusive: The heads began to roll at News Limited a day after CEO Kim Williams' announced a mass restructure. Said one senior source: "The bloodletting has begun this morning...
Fairfax pushing for early tabloid switch
Exclusive: Fairfax Media's controversial switch from broadsheet to tabloid format may come months earlier than announced.
John Hartigan: 'The ad market is the worst I've seen it'
Exclusive: Former News Limited boss John Hartigan's analysis of the state of the media and advertising industries.
Tobacco trademark stoush won't hit other industries
Exclusive: Experts and commentators in the brand management and advertising fields weigh in on the potential impact of the then-undecided High Court case about the plain...
ACP to launch Elle in 2013
An Australian edition of 'Elle' Magazine has been confirmed for launch in 2013.
Newspapers will survive, ad prices won't: Analysts
As Fairfax Media and News Limited restructure amid falling advertising revenue and circulation, industry analysts have argued newspapers will survive, with the major issue of...
Experts at loggerheads over govt subsidisation of newspapers
The debate over government subsidisation of newspaper reignited when MPs called for it to be introduced to fund journalism.
Fairfax recruits while redundancies roll out
Fairfax is advertising new roles internally as its voluntary redundancy scheme opens as part of the media company's wide-scale restructure.
Tony Kendall: Fairfax ignores print at its own peril
Exclusive: News Limited's director of sales Tony Kendall warns Fairfax Media is endangering its future by ignoring its print products.

Popular Culture, Celebrity and Entertainment

TV's Top Jews
A feature profiling some some of the television industry's most prolific Jewish talents. Written to celebrate the UN's World Television Day.
Feast of January Films
New year, new films. A preview of some January releases.

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