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Jack Ward

STUDENT JOURNALIST

Email - jackararat@yahoo.com.au

Mobile - 0484679151

AC News

Ararat College

news@acnews.org

Tel - 5352 4177

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© 2019 by Jack Ward

About Me

I'm currently in Year 10 at Ararat College in regional Victoria, navigating school work and the job of managing my school's student-run news station: AC News. I foundered AC News at the beginning of 2017, following a short English project the year before.

When AC News launched in March of 2017, we were publishing video segments via Instagram to less than 100 followers. Now, two years later, we are producing high-quality video segments, written articles and photojournalism, reaching thousands each month across the school and local community.

My passion for telling a story has been with me for as long as I can remember, as has my love for news. I've been watching breakfast television, the nightly news and reading newspapers since I was in Grade 3 - admiring the work of journalists and presenters.

 

Since the launch of AC News, I have begun my journalistic journey, soaking in the work of professionals and gaining valuable 'real life' experience. I've interviewed Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Nine's Peter Hitchener, MP James Merlino, MP Louise Staley, and local residents and students. Learning from each interview and growing my range off skills and knowledge.

More recently AC News has expanded into print, alongside video, launching a website at the start of 2019. This decision was made to extend content platforms and allow for more students to be involved in what has become a valued, respected and trusted news source for the Ararat community.

As well as growing AC News I have written for a number of other organisations (RUOK, Project Rockit & Youth Journalism International) and been actively involved in my community. I was a member of Victoria's first Youth Congress in 2018, along with 20 other incredible young people committed to creating change and making Victoria a better place for those under 25.

At the end of 2018, I completed a week of work experience at Tennis Australia during the December Showdown and Junior Australian Championship with their media team. I conducted interviews, wrote articles and soaked in a wealth of knowledge. In September of 2019, I will head to Nine News Melbourne for another stint of experience - learning from the best.

Many of my articles are published/linked from this site, as well as segments that I've produced, anchored and edited. If you have any questions about me or my work, please get in contact via the details below.

Kindest Regards,

Jack Ward

David Sanders

Ararat College President

Jasmine

Central Grampians LLEN

Peter Hitchener

Nine News Melbourne

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