What I wrote this month: August

If someone told me this time last year I would have a story of mine in The Age, byline and all, I wouldn’t have believed them.

But here I am.  After a solid eight months of job hunting, I’ve managed to score a role with the Australian Associated Press and I have my first newspaper byline.

I keep pinching myself that I get to do something I love everyday – and be paid for it!

If you don’t know much about AAP, we’re a news agency that writes and produces breaking news for most of the country’s main players including The Age, Guardian Australia, the Herald Sun, Daily Mail, news.com.au, Sky News, Nine News and Yahoo7.

I thought I’d share with you all what I’ve worked on since I started back in July as an apology of sorts for not posting since I started in July (and also as I’ve been busting to have a little humble brag).

I promise I’ll try to post a bit more frequently now I’m in a bit more of a routine!

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Toilet rolls set alight in Vic supermarket

Huge Melbourne blaze threatening buildings

Alleged drug driving duo caught in Vic

Photo may reveal identity of Tas bones

Air quality back to normal after Vic fire

Cash found at Melbourne charity store

Men charged over Melbourne taxi robberies

Driver allegedly ran over Vic cop’s foot

Battery blamed for Melbourne laptop fire

Two Vic men wanted over bashing pelican

Man arrested after Melbourne house fire

Man’s body found at Melbourne reserve

Melbourne cabbie passes out at the wheel

Neighbours install CCTV in Melb street

Vic carjack victim threatened with knife

Vic teen arrested after police chase

Vic men charged over gunpoint rape

Vic Police celebrates 100 years of women

100 years of women in Victoria Police

Vic Police women doing better 100 years on

Elderly Vic woman shaken by home theft

Final Victorian jail escapee caught

Vic magazine-reading home invader arrested

Man arrested over Melbourne man’s death  

Vic company fined over truckie’s death

Trio charged after Melbourne siege

Man, 21, shot dead in Melbourne

No pity for Hoddle St killer 30 years on

Woman fighting for her life after Vic fire

The massacre that changed Melbourne

Melbourne police raids net guns, drugs

Man flung from cherry picker in Melbourne

Vic police called to under-15s footy fight

Three men walk away from Melbourne crash

Vic homeless woman sexually assaulted

Vic Police nab man at KFC drive-through

14 million ciggies seized, five arrested

Vic man on run after crashing stolen car

Vic police make appeal to ashes owner

Man took photos of boys in Vic toilets

Melbourne grandmother “taken” from family

Firefighters revive dog at Vic unit blaze

Vic air ambo “incapacitated” before shift

Broken thermometer leaves mercury hazard

Melbourne school girl fights off predator

Thief cleans out Melbourne laundry

Vic drive nabbed 100km/h over speed limit

Shots fired in Melbourne street

Girl, 12, saves brother from Vic blaze

Motorcyclist critical after Vic collision

Couple saved from Vic fire by passerby

Melbourne taxi driver filmed smoking ice

Tas school blaze deliberately lit: police

Police hunt radio hacker in regional Vic

Vic car chase ends with citizen’s arrest

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Melbourne Fashion Week ditches ‘spring’

Vinyl makes comeback in suburban Melbourne

Melb gets first gluten-free restaurant

Melbourne’s next top model search begins

Game of Thrones inspires Victorian town

POLITICS

Vic tenants struggle to keep up with rent

Melbourne water bills won’t rise: provider

State govt steps in to oversee Vic council

Vic govt crackdown on prescription meds

Overhaul of Vic school grades ‘confusing’

Grasping Victoria’s new school gradings

Technology link to Vic writing skills drop

AFL players call for vote on gay marriage

Challenges facing expelled Vic students

New jobs initiative for Vic disadvantaged

New Melbourne suburb to house 22,000

Vic indigenous kids advocate steps down

Melb Airport taxi protest may continue

The world’s most liveable cities

Melbourne still more liveable than Sydney

Melb church to marry same-sex couples

Melb Uni threatens free speech: academics

 

SCIENCE

Experts stumped by sea critters’ attack

Sea crustaceans nibble Vic teen: expert

Plastic is here to stay: recycling expert

WEATHER

Severe wind warning for Victoria

Fog blamed for Melbourne flight delays

Avalanche near miss for Vic Alps skiers

The avalanche risk for Victorian Alps

Flying start to Vic bird swooping season

WORLD

Spain attack ‘very similar’ to Bourke St

The Barcelona terror attack in quotes

Aussie tourists still bound for Spain

Australian man found dead in India

WTF

Top Melbourne school targeted by student

Vic surfer escapes from shark’s jaws

 

 

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