Editor’s pressing passion
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.