Welcome – About

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G’day,

My name is Jake ‘Cobba’ Stevens, and I am studying a Bachelor of Journalism (Sport) at Melbourne’s La Trobe University. I created and edit this website as part of my studies in 2013. I’m always on the look out for Broadcast, Journalism or Design career opportunities, so if you’ve got any ideas, let us know here.

This blog is based around the idea of Information graphics or infographics. I’ve always been fascinated with statistics, and I’ve found best way to communicate these numbers was to turn it into a visual display. Scattered throughout this blog, these infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge, often told into a story-like manner.

I’m a big follower of the AFL (Swannies tragic), Cricket, Cycling, Tennis and other sports, so naturally, I combined my two loves to create the various graphs, stats and infographics that you see here on this site.

I’m a Mornington Peninsula local, and I love getting out and seeing live bands. I also enjoy playing local footy, cross country running and cycling when I can.

In case you were wondering, ‘Cobba’ stems from my full name, Ja’cob’. The old term of ‘Cobber’ is undoubtedly Australian, something I am very proud of. It’s also another word for mate, something I think reflects my friendly personality, as well as my respect for tradition. It’s spelt with an ‘a’ because it’s a little unique, and representative of a younger generation of Australia. And finally it contains five letters, perfect for me because I was born on the 5th of May.

Cobba also writes for The Footy Almanac.

Be sure to follow on Cobba on Twitter or Tumblr.

If you like what you see, a retweet or a share is always greatly appreciated!

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