Editor’s press­ing pas­sion

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NEWS­PA­PERS ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE. BUT THEY’RE CHANG­ING. WE’RE TAKING OVER THE WORLD CAIRNS POST EDITOR JEN­NIFER SPILSBURY

THE editor of the Cairns Post, Jen­nifer Spilsbury, has told a gath­er­ing of Aus­tralia’s top jour­nal­ists and me­dia pro­fes­sion­als that news­pa­pers are “taking over the world”.

Mrs Spilsbury was a spe­cial guest at the Women in Me­dia an­nual con­fer­ence held at Bond Univer­sity at the Gold Coast yes­ter­day as part of the Brave New World panel.

She joined ABC re­gional editor Cathie Sch­nitzer­ling, Nine Honey style editor Booke Camp­bell Bayes and VICE head of ed­i­to­rial Wendy Syfret in an event mod­er­ated by former news­reader Jil­lian Whit­ing. With more than two decades of ex­pe­ri­ence in print me­dia, Mrs Spilsbury’s pas­sion shone through.

“News­pa­pers are very much alive. But they’re chang­ing. We’re taking over the world,” she said. She also of­fered ad- vice for those in the in­dus­try: “Don’t kid your­self, you make mis­takes ev­ery day. The im­por­tant thing is to learn from your mis­takes. Try to learn from them be­cause you’ll make them all the time”

The Far North Queens­land chap­ter of WIM holds reg­u­lar net­work­ing events and has been sup­port­ing Nepalese stu­dent Sun­tali Ta­mang to con­tinue her ed­u­ca­tion so she can be­come a jour­nal­ist. Find more de­tails at the Face­book page.

ED­U­CA­TION: The Far North Queens­land chap­ter of Women in Me­dia holds reg­u­lar net­work­ing events and has been sup­port­ing Nepalese stu­dent Sun­tali Ta­mang.

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