THIS week the Gazette introduced its new full-time journalist Tara Whitsed to the team.
Tara recently finished studying a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, Caulfield, where she majored in journalism.
She grew up in the Upper Murray in a small town called Tintaldra where she developed an interest for writing and a love for community journalism.
She began writing articles for her local paper, the Corryong Courier in year 10 during work experience and then completed a traineeship there during her gap year, where she gained her grounding in community newspapers.
After completing university, Tara took her passion for community journalism to Euroa to fill the position at the Gazette.
“I grew up in a small community like Euroa and consequently wanted to pursue my career somewhere similar,” she said.
“I really love the area and look forward to getting to know everyone through the work that I’ll be doing.
“I know how important the local paper is to townspeople and therefore I’m really passionate about what makes a good community paper.”