Day of the Media Junkie
Today is a day to celebrate those of you out there who don’t just have a slight interest in what’s going on in the news, who don’t just casually check the newspaper only when someone’s left a copy of MX on your tram seat, but rather are intensely, obsessively, engaged with the media at all times. Today is for everyone whose magazine subscription list is in the double digits, those who complete a 24 hour news cycle at least twice a day, who wake up reading the newspaper and go to sleep to the sound of BBC World. Media junkies – today is for you!
Media Junkie Pack 1
A bottle of Platypus Gully wine, and Journalism at the Crossroad: Crisis and Opportunity for the Press by Margaret Simons (Scribe) and Against Remembrance by David Rieff (MUP).
Media Junkie Pack 2
A 250 gram pack of ‘Bathysphere’ coffee from Wide Open Road Café and Roastery and Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers from the Occupied Territories by Break the Silence (Scribe) and Staunch by Ginger Briggs (Affirm).
Media Junkie Pack 3
A 250 gram pack of ‘Bathysphere’ coffee from Wide Open Road Café and Roastery, Drift by Rachel Maddow (Scribe) and Making them Indonesian by Helene Van Klinken (Monash University Press).
Media Junkie Major Prize pack
A bottle of Platypus Gully wine, Fair Trade chocolate from Monsieur Truffe, $50 from Magnation, Journalism at the Crossroad by Margaret Simons (Scribe), Drift by Rachel Maddow (Scribe), The Rise of Fifth Estate: Social Media and Blogging in Australian Politics by Greg Jericho (Scribe), and The Best Australian Essays: 2011 edited by Ramona Koval (Black Inc).
Anyone subscribing, renewing or donating more than $40 on any day goes into the draw for the major prizes
Free Books, Movies and Magazines Almost Forever Major Prize Pack
Unlimited movies for a year from Video Dogs (valued at $500), a lifetime subscription to Overland (priceless), a year’s subscription to Meanjin (valued at $80), a $50 voucher to Mag Nation, latest model Kobo reader (valued at $150) and a $300 box of new titles from Gleebooks.
Take Me Back to Hipster Heaven Major Prize Pack
A $50 voucher to Cookie Bar and Restaurant, a $50 voucher to Searchers Books and Records, a guitar lesson from My Side of the Mountain Music Tuition (valued at $40), an $85 voucher to Miss Gertrude Hair Salon, two double passes to Rooftop Cinema (valued at $80), four free Bubble Cup cocktails at the Toff in Town (valued at $40), The Everfresh Blackbook: Melbourne Graffiti and Street Art by Everfresh Studio (Miegunyah Press) and a selection of books from Affirm Press.
I’m an Anticapitalist and I Shop Major Prize Pack
A Fair Trade Coffee Gift Pack from Jasper’s Coffee (valued at $120), A hamper of Fair Trade chocolate treats from Monsieur Truffe (valued at $68), the latest model Kobo mini reader (valued at $100), A voucher from Monster Threads for a t-shirt of your choice (valued at $35), a $75 voucher from Mrs Secondhand Vintage Furniture and a selection of books including Money Shot by Jeff Sparrow (Scribe), The Unfair Trade by Michael Casey (Scribe), Octopus: Sam Israel, The Secret Market and Wall Street’s Wildest Con by Guy Lawson (Scribe), Peace With Justice: Noam Chomsky in Australia edited by Clinton Fernandes (Monash University Press) and Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile by Ariel Dorfman (MUP).
Culture Vulture Major Prize Pack
Eight double passes to Kino Cinemas (valued at $288), a double pass to a Melbourne Theatre Company performance (valued at $200), a double pass to a Malthouse Theatre performance (valued at $80), a membership to ACMI (valued at $60), a $50 voucher to Movie Reel video rental, a double pass to the Rooftop Cinema (valued at $40), and a selection of books including India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking by Anand Giridharadas (Black inc), Griffith Review: Small World, A Thousand Tiny Truths by Kyo Maclear (Pan Macmillan), The Last Thread by Michael Sala (Affirm Press) and When We Think about Melbourne: The Imagination of City by Jenny Sinclair (Affirm Press).