Team en­joys Western Sub­urbs life­style

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE Western Sub­urb Weekly team has notched up more than 100 years of loy­alty go­ing into its 15th year.

Pho­tog­ra­pher An­drew Ritchie, fash­ion write Des Eddy and wine colum­nist John Jens have worked on the pa­per since its first edi­tion on Fe­bru­ary 19, 2002, con­tribut­ing sig­nif­i­cantly to more than 117 years of ex­pe­ri­ence.

Ritchie has clocked up more than 23 years with Western Sub­urbs Weekly pub­lisher Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group and ed­i­tor of 10 years Denise Cahill started with the com­pany 14 years ago.

Sales se­nior ex­ec­u­tive man­ager Doreen Wray and fea­tures ed­i­tor Tanya Macnaughton have worked on the western sub­urbs pa­per for more than eight years.

Cahill said the award-win­ning pho­tos, so­cial pages and di­verse life­style sec­tion were as pop­u­lar now as when the news­pa­per first launched in 2002.

“We’ve slightly al­tered the mast­head and font over the years but have al­ways tried to keep a mag­a­zine-style feel for the news­pa­per,” she said.

“We knew the con­cept was a win­ner within six months when the Western Sub­urbs Weekly won its first PANPA News­pa­per of the Year award in July 2002.

“We’ve added to the tro­phy cab­i­net sig­nif­i­cantly over the years, which is a credit to the team, as well as our read­ers and com­mu­nity, who have sup­ported the pa­per to make it a suc­cess.”

Ritchie said there was a lot of di­ver­sity be­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher for a com­mu­nity news­pa­per.

“One day you’re shoot­ing US Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton and then it’s a kid at PMH who’s fight­ing for their life,” he said

“No par­tic­u­lar job stands out from an­other.

The Western Sub­urbs Weekly is cel­e­brat­ing its 15th birth­day with free cup­cakes to­day.

Come down to 6/1 Leura Av­enue, Clare­mont and say hello to the team.

Ed­i­tor Denise Cahill and sales man­ager Oliver Warr with the Western Sub­urbs Weekly team: the pa­per en­joys years of ex­pe­ri­ence with its ta­lented staff.

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