Lecturing and Tutoring - Print, Video & Radio Journalism ~ Magazine Editor ~ Editorial, Feature & Academic Writing Filming & Editing ~ Photography ~ Copywriting ~ Social Media ~ Proofreading
Bachelor of Communication Studies majoring in Journalism (BCS) Honours (First Class)
Clients and Publishers
I am currently working as a lecturer and tutor in journalism at The Auckland University of Technology and studying a Bachelor of Laws part-time.
Awards and Scholarships
Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma Oceania Media's SPASIFIX Magazine Prize and the Pacific Media Centre's Storyboard Award for Diversity Reporting School of Communication Studies Award for Excellence in Communication Theory AUT Vice Chancellor's Scholarship(full university tuition) Postgraduate Scholarship: Inclusive Journalism Initiative (IJI): Reporting Europe and Asia-Pacific Communication Studies Postgraduate Scholarship
Debate Magazine Editor I was responsible for selecting themes, compiling content, managing and maintaining relationships with contributors and staff I managed, coordinating the design, printing and distribution of the magazine once every two weeks, and overseeing its entire production process. If you would like to see an online example of the magazine, CLICK HERE
The New Zealand Herald, front page of newspaper and online Disabled boy 'used as cash cow' by alcoholic mum and boyfriend A severely disabled child was used as a "cash cow" by his alcoholic mother and her boyfriend to access up to $80,000 in benefits, according to notes in a Child, Youth and Family file. In it, a social worker said of the boy's caregivers: "It would appear that it's more about receiving financial payment from Government agencies, than actually providing a home for Benjamin*".The boy, born prematurely with a brain bleed, has the mental development of a 2-year-old. He has also been diagnosed as autistic...READ FULL ARTICLE
Asia Pacific Report, video and written feature (in partnership with Kendall Hutt) Destruction and construction - Tukuraki's lonely story of survival Vilimaina Botitu was fast asleep when the earth from a nearby hill tumbled down, burying her uncle’s house in mud, trees, and rock. Her small Fijian village of just 10 houses, located in the mountainous highlands of Ba, Viti Levu, had been pummelled by rain for a week prior to the landslide in January 2012. The people of Tukuraki are no strangers to heavy downpours — even as we sit cross-legged on a flax-weaved mat in Botitu’s new temporary home, located just 10km away from the old village, the rain moves in quickly and heavily, seemingly out of nowhere. But on the day of the landslide, Botitu knew something was wrong...READ FULL ARTICLE
Re:, video The tiny town that invented Lego Let us take you around Billund, the tiny Danish town where LEGO was invented. With a dream of being a paradise for kids, the young adults of Billund find themselves venturing away in search of pastures that aren't necessarily built from blocks...WATCH HERE
Radio New Zealand International, online and on air Reported domestic violence in Fiji 'the tip of the iceberg' In Fiji, the number of reported domestic violence cases has increased. Police say in the first quarter of this year, it registered 951 which is 13 percent more than in the same period last year. As Julie Cleaver reports a Fijian women's group believes the reported abuse is only 'the tip of the iceberg'...LISTEN TO REPORT
EC2 & The New Zealand Herald, magazine and online Students and the P word Most people get a little giddier at this time of year. The weather is warming up, the flowers are in bloom, and that Christmas break is so close you can almost taste the ham. But when I say most people, I do not mean students. For us spring is not pleasant; it's stressful, as studying for exams is the only thing on our calendar...READ FULL ARTICLE
Metro, online Ben Hurley: Earth Planet World – review Ben Hurley’s new set is extremely ambitious. The 7 Days star has given himself the monstrous task of writing a joke about every single country in the world, and like a true comedic veteran, he’s somehow pulled it off. The show quickly becomes a stage version of a YouTube conspiracy video as Hurley mines his source material for deeper meaning...READ FULL ARTICLE
The Wireless, online Meet the woman who’s bringing African fashion to New Zealand Pinaman Owusu-Banahene is a busy woman. She works full-time as a senior advisor for the Ministry of Health, runs a community initiative called ADJOAA (Africa Design Journey Australasia), and is organising a fashion festival in her spare time. She is so passionate about what she does, she has actually funded her most recent project, the Africa Fashion Festival New Zealand, out of her own stylish pocket...READ FULL ARTICLE
Human Rights Commission, online Gill Hicks: Mad For Peace Ever since humans could understand each other’s grunts and draw geometric stick figures, we have been telling stories. Stories are and have always been apart of every culture around the world - from Ancient Greek Myths to Hollywood blockbusters, to both of them combined. Stories document the human experience, but more than that, stories are the human experience.That’s why good stories are told, retold, and then told again. And that’s why I am going to tell you an incredibly moving story about Dr. Gill Hicks - a woman who dedicated her life to helping others after surviving a terrorist attack...READ FULL ARTICLE
The New Zealand Herald, newspaper and online How stories can enhance your career Carmine Gallo knows how to tell a good story. He worked as a journalist for 15 years, became a bestselling author, and then started working as a communications coach and educational speaker. He recently published a new book called The Storyteller's Secret, which is all about how the art of storytelling can enhance your career and life. I interviewed the Californian-based writer over Skype to find out more about campfires, connecting with people, and spinning yarns to develop professionally...READ FULL ARTICLE
Going Places TRAVELinc, online magazine Iceland erupts on to the world stage In 2010 Eyjafjallajokull erupted, spewing out monstrous amounts of ash into the atmosphere. This caused flight paths across Europe to shut down and news reporters from all over the world to stumble over the volcano’s pronunciation. The eruption also brought the stark, natural beauty of Iceland to the world, doubling the number of visitors to the Nordic Island in just six years... READ FULL ARTICLE
Te Waha Nui, online Unqualified trainers 'giving us all a bad name' Industry specialists have spoken out against fitness trainers who allegedly harm clients due to a lack of knowledge, experience or qualifications. Personal trainers and fitness instructors do not need any formal credentials to work in New Zealand, and some believe this puts people at risk of injury. Neuromuscular therapist Doug Maynard, of Lifestyles Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy, said it’s “very common” for personal trainers to injure clients...READ FULL ARTICLE
Media I'm featured in
Julie is a passionate journalist, with the ability to tackle a wide-range of issues and topics, from light-hearted soft news through to lengthy, interview and experience-driven features. She’s a bubbly, social person who got along with every office member, and is naturally able to tell people’s stories, mainly because she is so willing to hear them. - Laurien Barks, former editor at Debate Magazine
Julie is insightful and adventurous. She is interested in facts, balance and fairness and does not shy away from the hard call or hard topics. She takes great photographs, writes with flair and is handy on the software needed to take raw audio and video and repurpose it to either tell a story or support a text. Julie's other skill is her creative take on a story, which can transform a good story into a great tale. - Richard Pamatatau, tutor at the Auckland University of Technology
Cleaver and Hutt’s victim-focused story of climate change in Fiji through the eyes of one woman and her family’s tragedy was sensitive, well researched and of a high professional standard. The story was informative, and introduced a difficult-to-report climate change story in a very personal yet non-gratuitous way. The modality of hearing the survivor’s voice without interference from the journalist resulted in a well-produced and intelligently edited piece. - Cait McMahon, director of Dart Centre Asia-Pacific
If you have any enquires please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org This is just a sample of the work I have done. If you would like to see more let me know.
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