Every human being
has a passion.

Mine is journalism.

This is Jack

Jack Ward is an award-winning youth journalist currently studying Year 12 at Ararat College, navigating school and the job of covering local news for his community. He founded Ararat College's student-run news station (AC News) at the beginning of 2017, turning it into one of Ararat's major news sources. He was one of Victoria's first Youth Congress members in 2018 and has worked with many organisations - gaining experience at Nine News Melbourne, Tennis Australia and the ABC. Jack was named Student Journalist of the Year by Youth Journalism International in May 2020. He hosted and produced Ararat's first local news podcast throughout 2020 and now works for Ararat's local newspaper, the Ararat Advocate.

Communication  Writing 
Video Production 

 Journalism   Social Media

Podcasting    TV Presenting  


"Jack is going places no matter what's happening in journalism and we should all be nervous." 

- Lisa Wilkinson, The Project

"Great questions and really asked with so much authority. You're really good, I'm really impressed."

- Peter Hitchener, Nine News Melbourne

"Every country town needs someone like Jack Ward. You've got a bright future.

- Gavin Coote, ABC News

Jack reports local news
and keeps his community informed.

Interviews &


Over the past four years, Jack has appeared in a number of publications and on a number of TV programs, speaking about his work (AC News, Ararat's Latest & the Ararat Advocate), regional journalism and his passion for news.


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