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.
Police detained and questioned a man after a United Airlines flight attendant reported to authorities that he had placed his hand close to a young boy’s genitals during the flight.Henry Amador-Batten was travelling home to North Carolina with his five-year-old son, Ben, after attending a funeral in Puerto Rico, but the pair were unexpectedly met by police upon arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.Mr Amador-Batten told The New Daily he was questioned by police in his...
At least 19 people are confirmed dead and about 50 injured after a suspected explosion at the end of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.Manchester residents have thrown their support behind the victims, offering their homes and businesses as safe havens where they canÂ spend the night.Dozens ofÂ children who were separated from their families during the evacuation have been taken to the nearby Holiday Inn for shelter.Facebook has created a safety check portal to allow those near the area...
Telstra has become the first retail service provider to offer financial compensation to thousands of angry NBN customers who have received substandard internet speeds.The telecommunications company admitted that one per cent of its NBN customers – about 7900 people – had been promised speeds that were unattainable, blaming the varied NBN technologies for the inconsistent speeds across the network.In a blog post, Telstra Retail group executive Kevin Russell said it was “critical” that...
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.