Shepparton's Ruth McLeod will be one of five guest reporters at The News this week.KAITLIN THALS December 4, 2012 4:17am
With both parents local school teachers, Shepparton’s Ruth McLeod has broken the mould.
The second-year medical student is passionate about public health issues and hopes to inform the region about immunisation this week.
Ruth is one of five people becoming a journalist for a day today as part of The News’ You Write the News competition.
‘‘I’m interested in writing about public health and writing about immunisation because that’s a big issue in the news at the moment,’’ Ruth said.
‘‘There’s a couple of different angles you can take .
The former Goulburn Valley Grammar School student said she was excited to find out she would be working at The News as a journalist today.
‘‘I just thought it would be a really good opportunity to have a go at something and write about something I’ve always had my eye on, from a public health perspective,’’ Ruth said.
Ruth is studying a medical degree at Monash University, Clayton and will spend next year at Bendigo Health on placement.
One completed, she hopes to work in the public health and general practice sectors to start her career.
The News has selected five people to join its editorial team today. The lucky five will spend the 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.
Country Fire Authority units are at the scene of a fire on Leithen St in Shepparton this afternoon.
Mulwala Thirds full forward Gus McMillan kicked his 100th goal for the season on Saturday.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
The Queensland Fruit Fly was discussed a Murray Shire meeting on Tuesday afternoon - with plans being made for two public forums.
The Rochester Mural Festival will feature murals similar to ones displayed in Sheffield, Tasmania.
Girgarre Primary School students relate what the best book is they have read and why.
Moving ceremony on a cold Seymour night.
A commemorative plaque to mark 100 years of Berrigan Red Cross has been unveiled outside the Berrigan RSL Club.
Lillian King has celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by family members and friends.
Tocumwal defeated in Picola and District Football Netball League seniors action on Saturday, with Strathmerton taking a convincing win.
An announcement of NSW Government support for the re-opening of the Deniliquin Abattoir was made in Deniliquin this afternoon.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
She has hypoplastic left heart syndrome and Benalla residents have rallied to raise money to pay for Poppy's ongoing surgical treatment.
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