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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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@AlanaMitchelson — 4,321 followers, 7,821 tweets

Jun 28, 2017

RT @abcnewsMelb: #BREAKING Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been suspended for a month after testing positive to a banned substance

Jun 28, 2017

RT @GuardianAus: Cardinal George Pell says he'll return to Australia 'as soon as possible to clear his name' over sex offence charges 

Jun 28, 2017

RT @newscomauHQ: #BREAKING: Cardinal George Pell will reportedly be summonsed today on child sex abuse allegations. 

Jun 28, 2017

Margot Robbie uses nipple cream on her lips as she doesn't trust lip balm and dermatologists have backed her theory. 

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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.