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oliver caffrey

Oliver Caffrey

3rd year, Gippsland

Where I want to be five years from now

Working in a Melbourne sports newsroom and hopefully well entrenched in my journalism career.

Where I was five years ago

Studying at Lavalla Catholic College, Traralgon.

My favourite kind of news

Any type of sports news, but my favourite without doubt is AFL. Since I have been at university, I’ve taken a keen interest in most types of news, but I do try and stay away from the financial reports.

What I like about studying journalism in Gippsland

I live in Traralgon, so it’s a convenient location. Also the smaller class sizes, compared to some other campuses, allow for a more interactive learning experience and I’ve made some great friends in the process.

A journalist I admire

Laurie Oakes because he continues to get better with age. He can still break a massive story after more than 40 years of being a journalist.

I am passionate about

AFL and my team the Brisbane Lions (even when they are having a terrible season, like this one).

I unwind by

Watching movies and hanging out with friends.

My favourite time of the day is

Late afternoon to early evening. I am definitely not a morning person!

Two important people to me are

Mum and Dad because they have always been there for me and I wouldn’t be where I am without them.

My strategy for survival at uni is

Attending as many lectures and tutorials as possible. Trying not to let the assignments pile up, but that usually happens anyway.

A news story to mark this month was

The $37 million sexual harassment lawsuit directed at David Jones. It seems an extraordinary amount when other sexual harassment cases are resolved for far less.