Journalism Portfolio

MARISA

Wikramanayake

This is a sample of my body of work as a journalist. I have covered several beats, worked in two different countries and reported for radio, TV, print and online news. 

I am an elected delegate for the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and I also work as a writer and editor.

Marisa Wikramanayake will be appearing at two sessions at the Digital Writers Festival this year.

Political journalism

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What Oakleigh & Seoul now have in common


The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, WA Today

1 Dec 2019

Sri Lanka's Presidential Election campaign 2015

I reported on the campaign for The Daily FT in Sri Lanka. These are some of the stories from the campaign trail.

Op Eds

These were written for The Daily FT.

“It has been a surreal month in British politics. Not two days after Bob Geldof chased UK Independent Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage up the Thames River, left wing politician Jo Cox was fatally shot and stabbed in public by a man linked to the right wing Leave faction of the Brexit issue…”

28 June 2016

“It’s the lesser evil”. It’s New Year’s Eve and I am sitting next to a paralegal who, aghast at my complaint that I may have to spoil my ballot on purpose in the election, is trying to change my mind.

8 January 2015

Science journalism

These are a few of the hundred plus articles I wrote for Science Network WA. It is now known as Particle and all the articles have been archived. These are links to the Wayback Machine’s archive of each article.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140223025420/http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/space/item/1466-radio-astronomy-receives-boost-with-opening-of-new-space-centre.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20130511193859/http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/agriculture/item/1094-more-tuart-dieback-culprits-found.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20140227015237/http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/environment-a-conservation/item/1357-wa-expert-appointed-to-carbon-offset-panel.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20130512050011/http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/environment-a-conservation/item/1283-cat-microchipping-aimed-at-reducing-strays-and-foundlings.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20130505184917/http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/environment-a-conservation/item/1377-eucalypt-resilience-in-restoration-and-revegetation-investigated.html

Television news production

I scripted, edited and packaged news stories for Newsfirst Sri Lanka from 2015-16. These were the three pieces I was given permission to showcase on my portfolio.


Single Window System

 

Air date: 1 January 2016

work: production – scripting and editing (voiced by another reporter)
visuals: Reuters 
software: Remote Producer & Ediusa

 


Mexican Volcano Eruption

 

Air date: 1 January 2016

work: production – scripting and editing (voiced by another reporter)
visuals: Reuters 
software: Remote Producer & Ediusa


China's Circuit Breaker Mechanism

 

work: production – scripting and editing (voiced by another reporter)

visuals: Reuters 

software: Remote Producer & EdiusaThis piece was voiced, scripted and edited by me for a 30 minute business news show but was never aired. Visuals were from Reuters.

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Literary journalism

For Books & Publishing (print & online) | 30 October 2018

For Books & Publishing (print & online) | 30 May 2019

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Reviews

Why we took the car -Wolfgang Herrndorf

For The West Australian

For Today I Am A Boy - Kim Fu

For The West Australian

Saudade - Suneetha Peres Da Costa

For Books & Publishing

The Spite Game - Anna Snoekstra

FOr Books & Publishing

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Marisa Wikramanayake

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(+61) 419925300