Telling your sto­ries a pas­sion for new journo

Dalby Herald - - NEWS OPINION - Shan­non Hardy shan­non.hardy@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

HELLO res­i­dents of Dalby!

When I asked what I should write in to­day’s ed­i­to­rial, Sam just said “in­tro­duce your­self”. So here I go.

My name is Shan­non and I’m a new jour­nal­ist here at the Dalby Her­ald.

I am a third year jour­nal­ism stu­dent at Griffith Univer­sity, but stu­dent life wasn’t quite for me.

Thank­fully, a po­si­tion was avail­able here at the Her­ald that would al­low me to put my skills to use while I fin­ish up the last part of my de­gree by dis­tance.

While I am new to Dalby, I am not com­pletely new to the area.

I grew up just a 45 minute drive away in Chin­chilla.

Jour­nal­ism was not some­thing I grew up want­ing to do, but I am very glad that this is where I have wound up.

I de­cided in 2016 that I wanted to study jour­nal­ism and I haven’t looked back since.

I love telling peo­ple’s sto­ries and I know there are plenty of amaz­ing peo­ple and sto­ries to be found here.

My first day here I spoke to an amaz­ing young ath­lete, Grace New­ton, who beat her per­sonal best high jump score by 13cm to win a medal for Dalby and the Dar­ling Downs. I’m ex­cited to be here.

If you see me around, please come and say hello!

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