These stories proved most popular with readers of The Newsroom this week.
This week, students and journalists from across the country have taken part in Australia’s first Hackathon to find new ways to generate data-driven news stories and to devise new ways to present data to viewers using advanced computer technology and coding.
The competition, sponsored by Google, The Walkley Foundation and the Global Editors Network (GEN), was hosted at Macleay College in Sydney.
Melbourne Macleay Student Matthew Male, writes about the culture shock he felt when he moved from the country to the big smoke. His open letter to Australia’s second biggest city is a must-read for anyone from the bush.
US citizens living in Australia were given a chance to vote in the Super Tuesday primaries – the preliminary skirmishes which help determine which presidential aspirant will represent each party in November’s presidential election.
Features writer Holly Cormack takes us back to the humble beginnings of Sydney’s now famous Mardi Gras celebrations. Today it’s a festival that attracts thousands but 38 years ago, things were very different…
In another Mardi Gras-related story, Bruce Notley-Smith, the gay Liberal member for Coogee, said “Sorry” on behalf of the NSW State Parliament to the gay and lesbian community for an assault perpetrated on gay rights campaigners in Sydney in 1978. – Kezia Hopperus Buma