In 2014, I participated in the Brisbane G20 as a student journalist for Griffith University’s The Source News and The Brisbane Times. That experience – as hectic, scary and tiring as it was! – and the knowledge, skills and wisdom I gained in those 2-3 weeks, developed me a professional and has motivated me to keep growing and stretching my limits.
A significant contributing factor to my participation was the fact that I had produced a G20-themed blog for a university assessment (3522HUM Online News Production) earlier that semester.
This blog was my very first attempt at sourcing, creating and publishing news and information online. It also inspired me to continue sharpening my news and online media skills, a process I am continuing and persevering with every day!