MATT da SILVA

Journalism portfolio

 

My news stories, feature articles and opinion pieces have appeared in a range of niche, industry and general interest publications. Refresh the page for a different selection of stories.

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The National Times was relaunched in 2009 and features analysis, commentary and opinion from Fairfax Media's established print and online mastheads.

April 2010

Can shoppers save the tuna?

It's your science against mine. At least that's how the tussle over tuna is shaping up in Australia, where canned tuna is worth more than $330 million a year to supermarkets.

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Anthill magazine was launched in 2003 to cater for demand for entertaining business news.

September 2009

Open data or bust: the road to the digital public square

In Australia, we naturally applaud moves toward greater openness and transparency in government, but is the bureaucracy ready to reveal all its cards by making hard-to-find data available in web and mobile device software applications?

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Australian Horticulture, a Rural Press publication, has been serving the ornamental horticultural industry since 1903.

December 2010

Uralla builds a people's garden

An innovative plan to establish a community garden in a small New England town has been made possible due to the industry of residents and the support of the shire council.

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The National Times was relaunched in 2009 and features analysis, commentary and opinion from Fairfax Media's established print and online mastheads.

November 2009

Boozy culture nothing new at university colleges

Residential colleges present a strange conundrum. They offer an idyllic retreat from the pressures of city life, right next-door to the university campus. But they also seem to breed bad behaviour. Matthew da Silva attended a well-known college for a year as an undergraduate.

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Sydney Alumni Magazine reaches the University of Sydney's 170,000 alumni.

July 2011

Turning up the heat

A university Bachelor of Horticultural Science graduate who studied chillies for his thesis has helped growers develop the world's hottest chilli. Matthew da Silva reports.

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