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Grok Magazine is an Australian free student magazine. The magazine is written and produced by Curtin University students and published by the Curtin Student Guild. 2009 would see 5 issues published, and approximately 10,000 copies distributed per issue. These are distributed on the Curtin Bentley campus in Western Australia, as well as to many street location across the Perth metro area.
In terms of content, Grok publishes a wide variety of articles that includes interviews with international and local West Australian bands, reviews and focus on arts events and Perth theatre, music and movie reviews and features focussed on an issue relevant to the theme of each issue (previous themes in 2007 have included 'Rant', 'Retro', 'Tabloid' and 'Noise'). The first 20 pages of Grok are dedicated to the Curtin Student Guild's coverage of university events.
Grok has a strong tradition of student journalism stemming from Curtin University's journalism school, where lecturers urge students to build their portfolios by becoming regular contributors to the magazine. Previous editors of Grok include Australian Broadcasting Corporation Melbourne journalist Adam Connors, Condé Nast Publications Milan reporter Stephanie Epiro, documentary and music video producer Diana Ward, Simon Collins, music editor for The West Australian newspaper and Matthew Giles and Katie Lenanton, who now oversee the Love Is My Velocity record label and organise independent music events in the Perth metropolitan area. The 2007 editor, Melissa Davey, went on to work for the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance and International Federation of Journalists in Sydney.
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