Established in 2010, On The Record aims to deliver a combination of traditional news reporting with engaging print and multimedia content to UniSA students and the wider South Australian community.
On The Record is an online publication wholly run by the University of South Australia’s journalism students, focusing on topics and issues that appeal to and impact students and the wider community.
Each year, On The Record’s editorial team work to grow the publication using their fresh perspectives and academic specialisations.
Publication in On The Record furthers the professional development of our student journalists and allows for unique student voices to be heard to inform and interest readers.
Our 2021 team:
Head Editor – Helen Karakulak
Helen Karakulak is in her final year of a Bachelor of Journalism & Professional Writing & Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing & Literature). She’s fascinated with all news rounds, but is especially drawn towards arts and culture. Helen has a keen interest in activism, theatre and media diversity. She’s usually highly caffeinated and enjoys podcasting in her spare time.
Chief of Staff – Eva Blandis
Eva Blandis is in her third year of a double degree of Journalism and Professional Writing and Arts (Creative Writing and Literature). She has a special interest in giving people a voice through her writing and discussing interesting topics. Eva enjoys going for walks in her spare time and catching up with her friends for a drink… or two!
Chief Sub-Editor – Michelle Wakim
Michelle Wakim is a third year Journalism and Professional Writing student. Her passion lies in social commentary, particularly discussing societal inequalities in the context of sport and art. Michelle is an Uno enthusiast and loves nothing more than drinking coffee and reading by the beach.
Deputy Editor – Simone Pickstock
Simone Pickstock is a first year Journalism and Professional Writing student. At age four she wrote her first story which involved Santa’s reindeer catching an untimely stomach bug on Christmas Eve. Fast-forward 22 years and her desire to tell the stories of the silenced lives on. In the future she hopes to put her detective skills to the test as an investigative journalist.
Social Media Editor – Natalie Chow
Natalie Chow is a third year Bachelor of Communication and Media student. She’s interested in social justice issues concerning racial injustice and wealth disparity. Aside from being our social media wizard, her special skills include playing the ukulele, therapeutic baking and room makeovers thanks to her interior design qualifications from the University of YouTube.
Multimedia Editor – Marco Krantis
Marco Krantis is a second year student studying a combined degree in journalism and professional writing, and communication and media. He boasts a wide range of media skills from writing a weekly sports column for InDaily, to diversifying our online content as multimedia editor.
Contributors: Alexandra Bull, Ashleigh Buck, Rebecca Gaitaneris, Chelsea Shepherd, Lara Pacillo, Nahum Gale.