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Biography

Alana Mitchelson is an Australian journalist based in Melbourne.

In 2015, Alana undertook a reporting trip to the United States. She was the sole international selectee to have been chosen for the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship, a 10-week paid reporting role at the Indianapolis Star.

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How is social media changing news?

I find that, as a writer, there is something really quite rewarding in receiving comment from readers and I am in a privileged position where I’m able to initiate an interactive discussion; with access to a far wider audience reach than ever before through social media and other online forum platforms. The concept of an emerging global community – made possible by the creation of the internet – has me excited to see where this will take the media industry going into the future.

Why did you become a journalist?

I find myself attracted to the journalism profession as I love the idea that, as a journalist, I’m constantly meeting new, weird and wonderful people, learning new things and sharing those discoveries with others.

The JERAA's Ossie Awards

2015 - Best Text-based Story
Highly Commended for Best Text-based Story at the national annual Ossie Awards ceremony held in Sydney.

Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award

2015 - Young Australian Journalist of the Year
Award Finalist Nominee.