Freelance Journalist Work for March April May 2011

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This is a list of articles / other media work I’ve done as a freelance journalist during March, April and May 2011. I intend to continue writing freelance articles and do more radio interviews in the future. They will be linked to on a regular basis.


Interviews, Talks and Events

Siberia Wilderness Adventure - helicopter flight, walk, jetboat in Mt Aspiring National Park

During March I was asked to join a 5 day trip in the Canterbury and Wanaka regions of New Zealand’s South Island by Tourism NZ and Air NZ, along with other journalists from Fairfax, Yahoo7! and News Ltd to go to the cordoned off area of Christchurch CBD and report on progress for plans to rebuild the city after the Earthquakes. I wrote articles based on that trip for YHA Backpacker Essentials Magazine, Road Less Travelled website and a camera review for GEARE Magazine.

I represented GEARE magazine during April at the 2011 iTJourno “Lizzies” Awards.

Neerav Bhatt - 2011 Lizzies IT Journalist Awards

ABC Radio National (Future Tense) Interview on 5th May 2011 about Online Reputation Management. You can listen to the discussion as an MP3 file.

That ABC Radio National interview was recorded at the TARDIS in ABC Ultimo, which I’ve visited previously. The ABC calls their recording studios for interviews between different ABC locations TARDIS, in homage to Dr Who 🙂 TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space) is a time machine and spacecraft in the BBC sci-fi TV series Doctor Who.

TARDIS Doctor Who

University of Technology Guest Lecture to Introductory Online Journalism students on 5th May 2011 about My Experience As a Pro-Blogger & Online Freelance Journalist. The associated presentation was featured on Slideshare.

slideshare featured

ABC Newcastle Radio on 6th May 2011 at 210pm reviewing The Banff Mountain Film Festival Australian Tour and Richard Branson’s new submersible deep sea exploration plans. You can listen to the discussion as an MP3 file (my bit is 1min 45seconds from the start)

Reviews & Analysis

iTnews Exclusive on March 9th: Technology behind NSW State Election 2011. With supporting photo gallery including exclusive iPhone app images

iTnews Exclusive on March 28th: Online voting the other winner in NSW election.

Print Media Articles

Issue 66 of GEARE magazine is now available at Australian newsagents. My Deep Sea Submersibles feature article is on the front cover and 14 1/2 pages of the magazine are written by me in total 🙂

geare magazine march 2011

Articles written by me include these topics: Deep Sea Submersibles feature (cover story), Space Flight & Exploration feature, National Broadband Network feature, Inflight Technology, Wisper 805FE Electric Bike Review and Jabra Stone 2 Bluetooth earpiece Review.

Here’s a sneak mini preview of what my articles in GEARE 66 look like … you’ll have to buy a copy from a Newsagent if you want to read them 🙂

geare magazine june 2011

geare magazine june 2011

geare magazine june 2011

geare magazine june 2011

geare magazine june 2011

geare magazine june 2011

I often have good ideas for articles that don’t fit the audience of my blogs or deserve a bigger audience so I’ve decided to pitch those ideas to various other publications. Please contact me by email if you have a good idea for an article I could write in 1 of those categories.

One thought on “Freelance Journalist Work for March April May 2011”

  1. Wow, you have been busy. Being able to make a living doing what you do must be very satisfying. I have just come across your blog. Some very interesting perspectives, thanks.

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