Practical: Review the scenario and write a media release that incorporates the three key messages as per the example in this week’s study guide.




2 June 2016



FakeComicCon CEO, Casey Smith said “We are investigating the incident and are working to provide support to the people and families involved, I am very upset that this has happened – an incident such as this in not in the spirit of our event”.

FakeComicCon is a national annual event held in most capital cities.  It has run for three years in Brisbane without incident, providing a safe place for players to come and meet like-minded people.

International stars of television and film attend events around Australia and the popularity has grown every year.  The autographed photo signings with international stars is very popular and will continue in the future.

In 2015, more than 30,000 people attended the Brisbane event alone with the average age of attendees of 34, and the events are all-age.

“Immediate thoughts are with those who have been injured and their families, FakeComicCon will continue to work with relevant authorities to investigate this incident to ensure it is not repeated” said Casey Smith.

NOTE TO MEDIA: A media conference will be held on Friday 5 June 2016 at 2pm in the main hall of the Brisbane Convention Centre and an update will be provided then.  Media passes will be checked at our security point.


Jenna Jones,

Communications Manager – FakeComicCon

Phone: 0421 731 922

Fax: 07 381 277 54



Quiz: Figures, completed 19/09/2016

This weeks quiz asked ten questions and to read Chapter eleven of Hicks, English for Journalists in preparation for the quiz.

My first attempt was successful and I was very pleased with myself.  I read the chapter thoroughly and I believe I am becoming more observant and careful with finding the correct answer.



Wynford Hicks (2013). English for Journalists: Twentieth Anniversary Edition (Special edition). New York, New York, USA: Routledge.