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]



AdNews Magazine

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.

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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.

AdNews Magazine

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.

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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.

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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

The Australian Jewish News

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.

The Australian Jewish News

Feast of January Films

New year, new films. A preview of some January releases.

The Australian Jewish News

Ghost Stories

A profile of singer-songwriters Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier.

FilmInk Magazine

M Marks the Spot

A profile of Australian actress Natalie Natalie Eleftheriadis.

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High Seas Talent

A profile of 'Sea Patrol' actor Nikolai Nikolaeff.

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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...

FilmInk Magazine

Film review: The New Daughter

A review of the Kevin Costner film 'The New Daughter'.

Behind the Talent

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.

Behind the Talent

Five Albums that Unexpectedly Flopped

A list of five albums from big-name music acts which, despite high expectations, tanked.

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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.

Behind the Talent

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...

Behind the Talent

Five Outrageous Celebrity Weddings

A list of five celebrity weddings, notable for their extravagance. Written for entertainment website Behind the Talent.