Smiles as eight Jschool graduates win newsroom jobs

Smiles all round for freshly-graduated Jschool students who have already found work in the news media.  The biggest smiles are those of the dedicated Jschool staff.
Congratulations to Jschool graduates Britt Vonow, Harry Brumpton and Lara Lauth for being awarded graduate journalism traineeships at News Queensland. Jschool grads seem to have scored almost half the traineeships this year. The cheerful trio will undergo advanced training in print, digital and broadcast media while rotating between the Courier-Mail, Sunday Mail and Quest Newspapers. Well done gang!
Congratulations to Jschool graduate Mitch Crawley for being appointed as a reporter by the Fraser Coast Chronicle, a daily in the APN group. Former junior reporters with the Chronicle include ABC journalist Quentin Dempster and former ABC radio news executive producer and author of “Pitfalls in the Law for Journalists”, David Anderson. Mitch will be covering general news and sport. Good for you Mitch!
Congratulations to Jschool graduate Aba Saad for getting a job as a reporter and trainee sub with the Dubbo Daily Liberal, a proud central western newspaper founded in 1875. Aba came to our Diploma of Journalism course from Melbourne and is now half-way home! The current editor of the New York Post started as a cadet with this newspaper, which is now part of the Rural Press/Fairfax group. Well done Aba!
Congratulations to Jschool graduate Ryanna Clayton for being appointed a reporter with the Gladstone Observer. Ryanna is the first student of our 2011 class to get full-time work with a daily newspaper. The 140-year-old Observer is part of the APN group. Good on you Ry!
Congratulations to Jschool graduate Brayden Heslehurst on his appointment as a reporter with the Wynnum Herald, part of the Quest group. Brayden is covering sport (which as a star basketball player he knows a fair bit about) as well as general news. He’s our first student of this year’s class to get a job. Great news Brayden!
Congratulations Jschool graduate Emily Kemp, who’s just accepted a position with the Gladstone Observer. Good luck Emily!