Christian Dow is one of the The News' You Write The News participants next week.SOPHIE MALCOLM November 30, 2012 4:02am
Christian Dow is certainly not afraid to ask the big questions.
The 23-year-old IT worker will try his hand at journalism next week as part of The News’ You Write The News competition.
‘‘I’m looking to do a story on why Shepparton has gained a bad name for itself and what’s being done to change that,’’ Mr Dow said.
He will join four other community journalists for a day at The News next Tuesday and said he entered the competition to gain an insight into his community.
‘‘I think it’s an issue that affects the entire community,’’ he said.
‘‘The common term is ‘Shepp’s a hole’, and when you ask people why, they say ‘it just is’.
‘‘It seems like all we hear is people badmouthing their own city.’’
Mr Dow, who grew up in Dookie and has since lived in Shepparton and Mooroopna, said he was ‘‘very nervous, but very excited’’ about his new role.
‘‘It’s always been something I wanted to do,’’ Mr Dow said.
‘‘I wanted to do it because I’ve always enjoyed journalism, it’s something I’ve always wanted to pursue.’’
The News selected five applicants to join its editorial team for one day — Mr Dow is the second applicant we have profiled.
The lucky five will spend a whole day with the editorial team — attending jobs with journalists and photographers, offering story ideas and writing their own story about an issue of their choice.
Read tomorrow’s Weekend News for another profile on one of the competition winners.
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