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Josh Butler

New York City
Associate Editor, HuffPost Australia — HuffPost
Covers:  Crime, emergency services, some arts and entertainment
Doesn't Cover: Everything else

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Josh Butler. 24 years old, from Australia.

I currently work as a reporter for the Illawarra Mercury newspaper in Wollongong, covering the Emergency Services round.

I am interested in the opportunities the new digital landscape offers to journalism, and am keen to explore how social media, live-b...

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Nov 18, 2017

@NeilMcMahon @swearyanthony To lower the risk of protesters picketing the venues to cancel the booking, I'd guess. Also just the shtick of it, "we're the resistance, outsiders, we need to keep our meetings secret because THE LEFT want to stop us"

Nov 18, 2017

@NeilMcMahon @swearyanthony I'm almost positive the venues will be along the lines of RSL clubs or small private clubs - Latham and Cameron did a Trump election party at the Rugby Club at circular quay last year

Nov 18, 2017

@NeilMcMahon @swearyanthony Oh look I'm sure the venues exist and have been booked. My point is more, we don't know whether they're 30 seat venues or 3000 seat venues, so bragging about selling out is a bit funny

Nov 18, 2017

@NeilMcMahon I've been thinking about this. I'm really interested to see the size of the venues - commentators and supporters bragging about "sold out" doesn't mean anything at this stage because no word on how big these places are

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Interning at a fashion magazine. I had no idea what I was doing.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's moving the goalposts; "who can be the first to post something?" rather than "who can be the first to get it right?"


NSW Regional Media Awards

2014 - Young Journalist of the Year
Finalist in NSW Young Journalist of the Year