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]

Australia

Portfolio

Retail

National Newsagent Magazine

Circulation report: September 2011

An report of the print circulation results for the quarter written for Australia's newsagency trade journal. Co-written with the editor.

National Newsagent Magazine - N-View 2011

Annual Report: Lotteries

An annual report into the lotteries sector written for the industry yearbook of Australia's newsagency trade journal.

National Newsagent Magazine - N-View 2011

Newsagents' Marketing Groups

An annual round-up of newsagency marketing groups written for the industry yearbook of Australia's newsagency trade journal.

National Newsagent Magazine - N-View 2011

Annual Report: Circulation

An annual report into print circulation written for the industry yearbook of Australia's newsagency trade journal. Co-written with the editor.

National Newsagent Magazine

Newsagents of the Year: 2011

A report on the winners of the 2011 Newsagents of the Year awards for Australia's newsagency trade journal. Co-written with the editor.

Technology

City Hub

Internet blackout against filter

Public protest about the Rudd Government's proposed mandatory internet filter intensified with the launch of the Great Australian Internet Blackout movement.

Swtiched on Media

Five Obselete Gadgets Making a Trendy Comeback

From typewriters to boomboxes, five gadgets from the analogue age seeing a second wind due to a mixture of nostalgia and the hipster movement.

OpenForum.com.au

Firewall of Lies

An op-ed piece about the proposed mandatory internet filter of the Rudd era.

Travel

Switched on Media/BusyTraveling.com

Take Better Travel Snaps: Set Yourself Photo Challenges

Want to take better photos on your travels? Try these three easy photo challenges. Written for Switched on Media and Stocklands.

Switched on Media/Stocklands

How to Set Realistic Holiday Budgets

Sadly, half the battle of travelling often has to do with money. The first thing, of course, is making sure you have the money for the holiday you want to have, and not just...

Community News

The AJN

Strumming their pain: musical interlude at Villawood

DO you have an old guitar at home, sitting in the cupboard gathering dust? Volunteer music teacher Philip Feinstein would be most grateful if you’d donate it to the refugees he...

The AJN

$30,000 for a 30th birthday

Turning 30 is often considered a milestone, but few are celebrating it like Bolivian-born Adam Brisson, who will swim 30 kilometres to raise $30,000 for the La Paz orphanage he...

The Bondi View

Ways to have safe fun

The Bondi BLYMP music festival celebrate and discovers young musical talent and is one of the few under-18s music events on offer in Sydney.

The Bondi View

Mr Bondi: male beauty on display

A beauty pageant like no other, the annual Mr Bondi contest searches for the ultimate Bondi Boy.

Property and Real Estate

Switched on Media

Understanding Your Rental Agreement

Five legal requirements and obligations renters need to be aware of before they commit to a rental agreement.