One of the best things about my jobs is the opportunity I get to get out there and learn about all areas of the media industry. Places that most ordinary people are not able to gain access to, such as Southern Cross Austereo's (Fox/Triple MMM for radio listeners) main recording station headquarters (where I got to see Hamish & Andy in the flesh) and the Herald Suns printing station in the seaside suburb of Port Melbourne.
This was a fantastic opportunity and thanks to the guys at the Herald Sun I got to take a tour and learn about how the stories get from the computer screen to the pages we flick through on a daily basis. Throughout the trip we got to visit the vast storage rooms which housed the paper (lets just say you could park a few airplanes in these rooms) to the vast landscape of machinery which printed the pages, to those machines that moved throughout the building by themselves grouping, organising and folding the pages. The tour showed me just how much work goes into producing that daily piece of information, or entertainment depending on the paper you read.