Outback Journo: Telling The Community’s Stories

This week will mark two months since I started my video journalist job in Broken Hill. It has been quite the experience so far.

One thing that I have been happy about is telling the locals stories. I know that it’s only been a couple of months, but I have a couple of favourites already.

The first one is a story I did in February. Andrew Wilson is a Broken Hill resident who works as a tour guide for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He decided to do the Starlight Foundation’s super swim challenge, swimming 28 km in 28 days of February. Here is the Bulletin; the story starts 14:10 minutes in:

After the story went to air, Andrew received some significant donations. It was a story I am proud of, Andrew is a friendly and humble person, and it was a pleasure to tell his story.

The other story which I enjoyed was about Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Broken Hill City Library has partnered with the Imagination Library, a service for newborn children up to five years old. They receive age-appropriate books to kick start their literacy journey. Here is that Bulletin; the story begins at 12:52 minutes:

The program manager in Australia reached out to me on LinkedIn and was happy about the coverage received.

While I have enjoyed all the stories that I have presented for Spencer Gulf news, these are just a couple that I have received feedback from.

I’m excited to tell the stories of the people of Broken Hill in 2022.

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