Inge ea­ger to get to work in com­mu­nity

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

THERE’S a fresh face cov­er­ing all the im­por­tant sto­ries in the Whit­sun­days.

Grif­fith Univer­sity grad­u­ate Inge Hansen has joined the Whitsunday

Times and Whitsunday Coast Guardian team, ea­ger to get in­volved with the craft and the com­mu­nity.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to learn­ing about all the dif­fer­ent facets of the pro­fes­sion, how a news­room works and how it all comes to­gether,” she said.

“I love com­mu­ni­cat­ing with peo­ple, find­ing out new things about them and in­volv­ing my­self in the com­mu­nity.”

Hav­ing been on the job for al­most two weeks, Inge said she was lov­ing the op­por­tu­nity.

“Com­mu­nity news­pa­pers are one of the ar­eas I wanted to end up in be­cause I love how com­mu­ni­ties are close knit and I love learn­ing about all the lit­tle sto­ries peo­ple have,” she said. “You find a lot of gems.” Liv­ing away from home for the first time in her 20 years, the young jour­nal­ist is al­ready feel­ing at home in the Whit­sun­days.

“I wasn’t ex­pect­ing to have to move so quickly hav­ing never moved be­fore and hav­ing been liv­ing in the same place my whole life,” she said.

“I’ve re­ally wanted to live in­de­pen­dently for a while now and this is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to do just that – and it’s go­ing well so far!”

She’s keen to make the most of our beau­ti­ful sur­rounds as well.

“I’d love to ex­plore the is­lands and get in­volved with some wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties,” she said.

NEW RE­CRUIT: Cadet jour­nal­ist Inge Hansen.

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