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.
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.
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.
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...

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.
Ghost Stories
A profile of singer-songwriters Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier.
M Marks the Spot
A profile of Australian actress Natalie Natalie Eleftheriadis.
High Seas Talent
A profile of 'Sea Patrol' actor Nikolai Nikolaeff.
Different Focus
With film festivals a dime a dozen these days, it's rare that any stand out from the rest of the herd. But Focus on Ability, raising community awareness about people living with...
Film review: The New Daughter
A review of the Kevin Costner film 'The New Daughter'.
Boy Bands that Defined the 1990s
Love them or hate them, boy bands played a big part in defining music and culture in the 1990s. Here are some of the heavy-hitters.
Five Albums that Unexpectedly Flopped
A list of five albums from big-name music acts which, despite high expectations, tanked.
Tim Burton's Treasure Trove
An interview with MoMA’s Jenny He, about working with Tim Burton and what we can expect from the exhibition at Melbourne’s ACMI.
Music's Super Trios: Sensibly-Named Bands Edition
Ah, band names. They truly can reach the height of ridiculousness! But for every Toad the Wet Sprocket and Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, there are bands that go down a far more...
Five Outrageous Celebrity Weddings
A list of five celebrity weddings, notable for their extravagance. Written for entertainment website Behind the Talent.

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.

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