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.
Shepparton police are looking for Vikramjit Singh, who escaped Dhurringile Prison last night.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
Following a concerted effort by Merrigum Community Group to upgrade signage in the town, it was announced at last Monday’s community meeting that design of a new information sign, to be located near the bus shelter in Waverley Ave, has been completed.
Echuca Special Olympics basketball team won a gold and silver medal at the Winter State Games.
Rochester resident John Constable has received the latest vision scanner available, thanks to Rochester Lions.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
It's not everyday you get 'most sincere thanks' from the Queen - as a Seymour girl found out.
St Joseph's Jerilderie teacher Steve Jones has released an album with his band, Steve Jones and The Velvet Glove.
The district has shivered during the past couple of weeks with night temperatures falling below zero. For those prepared to brave the winter chill, Lake Eppalock offers stunning scenery and yellow wattle brightens district forests.
Black Dog ride participants meet up in Cobram before they burn rubber to beat the blues.
Deniliquin woman Georgia Henderson calls on Member for Farrer Sussan Ley to come out in support of same-sex marriage.
Wheat crops sown at the end of April to mid-May were two to three weeks early, increasing the risk of frost damage, the Finley Discussion Group’s meetings earlier this month heard.
John 'Jack' Roe remembered as a gentleman; battle-scared but a genuine, dignified man of integrity.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.