Alana Mitchelson is a freelance writer, journalist, editor and digital producer based in Melbourne, Australia.
Being the kind of person who cannot stand being idle for too long, she fills in the spare moments from a Bachelor of Journalism degree at Monash University with writing gigs and internships, contributing to a number of publications. Due to graduate at the end of 2015, she is currently looking for new opportunities as she transitions into the workforce.
Over the last three years she has been honing her skills in journalism, storytelling, editing and digital production.
The main highlights of her career thus far include having worked as an accredited reporter during the Australian Open 2014 for the New York-based website Tennis Panorama News – which involved posing questions to the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
She was also one of three students to be selected for an internship at Melbourne’s major metropolitan daily, The Age, where she experienced the buzz of a newsroom and had an article picked up by various radio and television programs including 3AW, ABC Radio National and The Project.
Alana endeavours to travel overseas during her final year of study, not only to further her training, but to gain an international perspective on the current state of the global media landscape.
In a nutshell: Italian food, ’90s rock, black boots, extensive sticky note reminders, creating makeshift forms of shorthand, over-analysing literary classics, anything containing chocolate and, of course, writing.
Her work has featured in Thomson Reuters Legal Insight, The Age, The Australian, The Conversation, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, The Courier, Crikey’s Laugh Track, Broadsheet Melbourne, Tennis Australia, Tennis Panorama News, Beat Magazine, Everguide, SYN Radio, 89.9 LightFM, Yass FM, Victoria Law Foundation’s Everyday-Law, The SportingJournal and Lot’s Wife. Her blog, InkedHistoryOfNow, serves as an outlet whereby she may publish pieces of creative writing and express her appreciation for literature and music.