Whitsunday Times welcomes potential journalist
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.