New cadet journalist Saavanah Bourke
New cadet journalist Saavanah Bourke

Introducing the Border Post newest recruit

HAVING just recently graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, I was open to any opportunity that came my way.

When I was offered a journalist position at the Stanthorpe Border Post, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to finally be in the industry I was so passionate about.

My goal is to bring a fresh perspective and positive attitude to the paper, making the most of each and every opportunity.

With a background of more than eight years in competitive gymnastics, stepping outside my comfort zone is something that comes naturally to me, and I hope it is something I can do on a day-to-day basis as a journalist.

Aside from journalism, I am a sports fanatic, with a love of health and fitness and anything to do with sport.

My favourite area of writing is sports journalism, particularly rugby league, however I am open to broadening my horizons and reporting on all areas of news as well.

I have completed multiple internships and work experience programs in the industry as a requirement of my degree, and it is hard to believe that, after three years of studying, this is the real deal.

I am so excited that I have been given the opportunity to kickstart my journalism career in such a supportive community and I am looking forward to being a part of it.

I hope I can have a positive impact around the town and at the paper.