In May 2015, all content from this blog will be transferred across to my new website, Inked History of Now, which I am currently in the process of designing.
Over the last three years she has been honing her skills in journalism, storytelling, editing and digital production. Alana has contributed to a number of publications while completing a Bachelor of Journalism degree at Monash University and is currently looking for new opportunities as she transitions into the workforce.
The main highlights of her career thus far include having been awarded the Sir Keith Murdoch Journalism Scholarship, a paid three-month placement at the Herald Sun (News Corp) contributing to their Gallipoli centenary coverage.
She 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 completed an internship at The Age where she experienced the buzz of a major metropolitan daily’s newsroom. One of her articles was picked up by various radio and television programs including 3AW, ABC Radio National, The Today Show and The Project. The piece was later Highly Commended at the national Ossie Awards ceremony for Best Print News Story.
More recently, she won a runner-up prize for her Report It Right competition submission about the difficulties faced by adults with autism trying to secure long-term employment.
Alana will be undertaking a reporting trip to the United States later this year, not only to further her training but to gain an international perspective of the changing landscape of the journalism industry. She was one of ten fellows selected for the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship program, a paid placement at the Indianapolis Star (Gannett Company) which is due to commence in June.
Her work has featured in The Australian, News.com.au, Thomson Reuters Legal Insight, The Age, Herald Sun, The Conversation, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, Perth Now, The Weekly Review, Yahoo!7, 9News.com.au, The Geelong Advertiser, The Courier, Crikey’s Laugh Track, Broadsheet Melbourne, Weekly Times Now, Tennis Australia, Tennis Panorama News, Beat Magazine, Melbourne Guru, Everguide, The Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, The Mercury, Northern Territory News, Cairns Post, SYN Radio, 89.9 LightFM, Yass FM, Victoria Law Foundation’s Everyday-Law, The SportingJournal and Lot’s Wife.