Learning from local legend
ABC 774's Jon Faine spoke to journalism students at Swinburne to share his experiences and tips from his career.
“Content is available in a variety of different ways now, and the old ones keep diminishing; however the need for content is always going to be there."
Digging into stories of the Middle East
After working as an actor for years, Gem turned her new-found passion for Middle Eastern journalism into a role hosting TV show The Modern Middle East.
"I said 'um' about a thousand times with about 40,000 people watching," she said of the first episode.
Through her role with the show, Gem now helps to start conversations that are hugely significant to contemporary issues both within the Middle East and Australia.