NEW JOURNO: Amani Vassiliou joins the paper team.
NEW JOURNO: Amani Vassiliou joins the paper team. Brooke Duncan

Chinchilla News welcomes a fresh face

THE Chinchilla News is pleased to welcome a new journalist, Amani Vassiliou, to the paper.

The 23-year-old was born in Sydney, grew up in Thailand and has called Brisbane home for as long as she can remember.

Amani said she is thrilled to take on the challenging role.

"My first two weeks in Chinchilla have already gifted me with unforgettable experiences and allowed me to develop exponentially as a young journalist,” she said.

"Hearing stories face-to-face from locals persevering with grace through especially tough circumstances is an opportunity I wouldn't get in the city.”

In 2017, Amani completed a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts with majors in English Literature and International Relations at The University of Queensland.

During her studies, she interned for radio, print and online media publications, and in her final year, found herself producing an audio podcast for an art museum in Brisbane.

This cemented her desire to pursue a career in the storytelling field after graduating.

" I am excited to delve into the local stories of this close-knit community.”


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