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Campbell High gets the presidential magic.

By johnboy - 17 November 2011 27

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Apparently the president is only comfortable talking to journalists so the journalism students at Campbell High are getting the honour of a Q and A before POTUS is wheels up at 1.

As a journalist I’ll confess to being horrified that journalism is being taught at High School.

Teach them how to write and some history first for gods sake.

UPDATE: The ABC has footage of the visit online.

[Photo posted to facebook by Andrew Barr]

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Campbell High gets the presidential magic.
matt31221 5:38 pm 17 Nov 11

Notice that little touch on the arm that Julia gives to Obama in the video – obviously they HAVE been ‘working’ together, Mr President your a lady killer!

Henry82 5:06 pm 17 Nov 11

chewy14 said :

schmeah said :

How did you manage to find 18 attendees without a behaviour disorder, to sit with the President for long enough without needing an energy drink and a fag?

It’s like the Simpsons episode …All the bad kids were in the basement getting their free “bikes”

lol, great posts by both of you. I wish the girl has asked her own question, rather than one prepared. Would have been well worth the detention.

alaninoz said :

Studying journalism may teach them to recognise the crap that generally passes for journalism in the popular media.

Yep, reading between the lines so to speak. I can see many benefits; learning to write public statements without spelling errors, just in case they work at ACT Police. Probably one of the biggest lessons learnt today, is sometimes the interviewee can sculpt the interview to suit themselves, by providing questions for you to read out.

the_snapper 4:33 pm 17 Nov 11

Here are some photos of Obama at the US Embassy before he left town http://wp.me/p1sjY1-4iq

poetix 4:05 pm 17 Nov 11

astrojax said :

Angelina said :

*world

word… 😉

pity campbell and reid had to become carparks for an hour or so while potus cast about his magic dust. wonder how many people missed planes for not being able traverse the anzac line – takes one back to gallipoli, huh?

Except for the total lack of stroppy Turks.

astrojax 3:51 pm 17 Nov 11

Angelina said :

*world

word… 😉

pity campbell and reid had to become carparks for an hour or so while potus cast about his magic dust. wonder how many people missed planes for not being able traverse the anzac line – takes one back to gallipoli, huh?

Angelina 3:39 pm 17 Nov 11

*world

Angelina 3:38 pm 17 Nov 11

carnardly said :

Looking at that photo, do you think the young ladies all had lessons on how to sit correctly “like a lady”?

lol

No, I reckon they probably just didn’t want anyone getting an up-skirt photo. Obama might be the leader of the free word but a photo of a young woman’s knickers would probably still turn some heads.

carnardly 3:23 pm 17 Nov 11

Looking at that photo, do you think the young ladies all had lessons on how to sit correctly “like a lady”? lol

chewy14 3:15 pm 17 Nov 11

schmeah said :

Wow! My question is to the Campbell High administrators:

How did you manage to find 18 attendees without a behaviour disorder, to sit with the President for long enough without needing an energy drink and a fag?

Most ill behaved school children in the country. And I don’t know what the point is, when it’s obvious, the televised question on US education policy was a plant.

It’s like the Simpsons episode when Superintendent Chalmers comes to visit Springfield Elementary.

All the bad kids were in the basement getting their free “bikes”

PantsMan 2:44 pm 17 Nov 11

extendo said :

schmeah said :

Wow! My question is to the Campbell High administrators:

How did you manage to find 18 attendees without a behaviour disorder, to sit with the President for long enough without needing an energy drink and a fag?

Most ill behaved school children in the country. And I don’t know what the point is, when it’s obvious, the televised question on US education policy was a plant.

I think that’s a little rough! Campbell High is not one of the worst, There a few trouble makers at every ACT public school. Let’s not stereotype now!

Obama hadn’t had a chance to have a smoke since 8.00 am, that’s why they chose Campbell High.

extendo 2:37 pm 17 Nov 11

schmeah said :

Wow! My question is to the Campbell High administrators:

How did you manage to find 18 attendees without a behaviour disorder, to sit with the President for long enough without needing an energy drink and a fag?

Most ill behaved school children in the country. And I don’t know what the point is, when it’s obvious, the televised question on US education policy was a plant.

I think that’s a little rough! Campbell High is not one of the worst, There a few trouble makers at every ACT public school. Let’s not stereotype now!

dpm 2:32 pm 17 Nov 11

johnboy said :

alaninoz said :

It’s OK to teach them about journalism, so long as they’re not being taught how to be journalists. Studying journalism may teach them to recognise the crap that generally passes for journalism in the popular media.

You mean critical thinking and reading comprehension?

If you read most of the stories on websites such as ABC and SMH, then journalism nowadays is reading a few twitter/social media comments are summarising them into ‘your’ story…
Oh, and tapping into people’s phones/accounts for goss…
In the current media environment of 24h instant news, no one has time for critical thinking and/or reading comprehension! Hahahaha!

johnboy 2:06 pm 17 Nov 11

alaninoz said :

It’s OK to teach them about journalism, so long as they’re not being taught how to be journalists. Studying journalism may teach them to recognise the crap that generally passes for journalism in the popular media.

You mean critical thinking and reading comprehension?

schmeah 2:03 pm 17 Nov 11

Wow! My question is to the Campbell High administrators:

How did you manage to find 18 attendees without a behaviour disorder, to sit with the President for long enough without needing an energy drink and a fag?

Most ill behaved school children in the country. And I don’t know what the point is, when it’s obvious, the televised question on US education policy was a plant.

alaninoz 1:52 pm 17 Nov 11

It’s OK to teach them about journalism, so long as they’re not being taught how to be journalists. Studying journalism may teach them to recognise the crap that generally passes for journalism in the popular media.

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