Q. How did you get started in media?
A: First year out of high school I was working as a money market trainee at the Reserve Bank of Australia and wanting to be a journalist. I was living at home with my parents in the lower Blue Mountains and the hour-long train ride to the city each day provided me with a networking opportunity.
A fellow train traveller introduced me to the editor-in- chief of the local newspaper and he invited me to do work experience on production nights, one evening each week. So every Monday I would work all day in the bank and then all night at the newspaper office for free. After six weeks the editor-in-chief offered me a cadetship.
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