Whit­sun­day Times wel­comes po­ten­tial jour­nal­ist

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Times was one of the lo­cal busi­nesses tak­ing part in the Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege’s work ex­pe­ri­ence pro­gram last week with year 11 stu­dent Tayla Evans join­ing the team.

Tayla has a keen in­ter­est in jour­nal­ism and spent the week shad­ow­ing the pa­per’s jour­nal­ists while they at­tended var­i­ous jobs and cov­ered sto­ries from across the re­gion.

She also spent time work­ing with the ad­ver­tis­ing staff to see how that side of the busi­ness works.

“I re­ally liked get­ting out and tak­ing pho­tos. That was one of my favourite parts of the week,” she said.

“It was great to see how a news­pa­per is ac­tu­ally put to­gether and learn more about how to write an ar­ti­cle. The types of words you use are re­ally im­por­tant and you need to be able to write about lots of dif­fer­ent top­ics.”

Whit­sun­day Times man­ag­ing edi­tor Leanne Aber­nethy was im­pressed with Tayla’s work last week and said she was wel­come back any time.

“We like to be in­volved with the work ex­pe­ri­ence pro­gram each year. It’s im­por­tant for stu­dents to get in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence to help them make de­ci­sions about their fu­ture ca­reers.”

Tayla said she would be work­ing hard in her fi­nal two years at school and was look­ing to study ei­ther jour­nal­ism or ed­u­ca­tion at univer­sity.

“I re­ally en­joyed my time at the pa­per and it’s def­i­nitely a ca­reer I will con­sider,” she said.”

ON THE JOB: Work ex­pe­ri­ence stu­dent Tayla Evans with Whit­sun­day Times jour­nal­ist Ro­han O'Neil.

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