The Junction

Influencer Brooke Styles celebrates gaining a million followers

A million shades of TikTok stardom

September 21, 2020

After sculpting her social media career for six years, Brooke Styles is well-versed in the art of influencing

Rent a dress - the future of fashion or designers' death knell?

Rent a dress – the future of fashion or designers’ death knell?

September 18, 2020

It’s great for financially strapped students, eco-warriors and social butterflies. but the one night stand with a hired designer dress could be doing more harm than good.

The day the music died in Newcastle

The day the music died in Newcastle

August 31, 2020

The world of music has not only been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic but quite possibly changed forever.

Lights, camera, but not so much action for the Australian film industry

Lights, camera, but not so much action for the Australian film industry

August 28, 2020

In February this year, Chris Cudlipp’s Sydney post-production house Sandcastle Studios had a packed schedule for the next...

The Jaguar (Panthera onca): One species under direct threat of failing Biological Corridors in Panama

Camera trapping charismatic creatures

August 13, 2020

Fragmentation of forests is raising risks of extinction for many rainforest species.

Brett Wolfenden (centre) says the turnout will be huge when festivals come back.

Years to recovery: independent music festivals could be lost

June 5, 2020

At least 20,000 music events have been cancelled in Australia because of the virus. Molly Jones talks to people in the industry about what the future of live music may look like.

DJ and music blogger Sean Tayler.

Triple J Requestival is pure chaos – in the best possible way

June 1, 2020

If you told me a week ago that the best thing for Australian music would be to let the public choose what gets played on the radio, I wouldn’t believe you.

Australian plan to bombard the Pacific with

Australian $17m ‘soft power’ TV push in Pacific misses mark

May 29, 2020

Homegrown Australian television shows to the tune of $17.1 million will be broadcast in the Pacific in...

Teaching online dance classes wasn't quite the change professional dancer Camille Bracher was expecting.

Pandemic-driven job insecurity forces dancers online

April 28, 2020

Ballet dancer Camille Bracher was aware she was going to have to change her path, but it wasn't quite what she expected.

Photo: Paweł Bukowski on Unsplash

Australian music industry documents million-dollar losses from COVID-19

April 25, 2020

Within a month, distancing measures taken to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have wiped more than 300 million dollars from the Australian music industry.

Yuki Kawasaki, editor of Japan's Mixmag. Photo: supplied.

Pandemic and public perceptions crushing Japan’s music industry

April 24, 2020

Music magazine editor Yuki Kawasaki streams music to an empty nightclub as Tokyo's famed nightlife grinds to a halt.

Street art on the side of the art deco Cameo Cinemas in Belgrave, Victoria in the outer metropolitan federal seat of La Trobe. Photo: Zainah Mertakusuma

Coronavirus-related cuts devastate local creative industries

April 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in Australia's screen sector, shutting down production and causing thousands to lose their jobs.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.