A new editor takes the reins at the Cobram Courier on Wednesday from Angela Townsend who has chosen to focus solely on Benalla.November 1, 2012 4:00am
Wimmera-born Jessica Grimble said the role was one of privilege and responsibility, and she looked forward to contributing to the community through the delivery of timely and relevant local news.
Ms Grimble started her journalism career as a cadet at Horsham’s tri-weekly newspaper, the Wimmera Mail-Times. She later became a member of the newspaper’s sub-editing team.
She relocated to Shepparton about two years ago, taking on a sub-editing role at the Shepparton News before a earning promotion to subbing unit manager. Her former role included editing stories for the Cobram Courier.
‘‘I feel I already have some connection to the area through subbing this paper, but I want to build on that relationship and lead the paper into the future with fresh ideas and enthusiasm,’’ she said.
‘‘I want to offer our readers a strong mix of hard news and community information. At the end of the day, community papers are just that — about community.
‘‘We want to know what’s happening at council, or who is celebrating a wedding anniversary, or what’s happening on the football field.
‘‘The Cobram Courier needs to be a voice for the people, and I encourage anyone with a story to tell to share it with us.’’
Ms Grimble said changing times in the newspaper industry meant the Cobram Courier would not be simply a print product into the future.
‘‘Newspapers everywhere are facing great change, and what was once print journalism is no longer — I want to bring readers into the era of websites, Facebook and Twitter,’’ she said.
‘‘We need to expand our communications to accommodate these changing times and continue to be relevant to people of all ages.’’
Ms Townsend encourages the Courier community to throw their support behind Ms Grimble, who has relocated to Cobram to immerse herself in the role.
Ms Grimble’s appointment completes the Cobram Courier team. She joins general manager Matt Jenkins, reporter Randall Johnston, advertising representative Tim Browne and administration officer Paige Sunderland at the Station St office.
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