Warwick Today and Stanthorpe Today are delighted to introduce the newest member of our team, journalist DOMINIQUE TASSELL. Dominique (Mini) started with us on Monday, and will soon become a familiar face to our readers as she attends and covers local events and news. We’re sure Mini will be made to feel welcome by our community here on the Southern Downs and Granite Belt – please feel free to stop by our office at Palmerin Street and say hi!
“I’ve known my whole life that I wanted to be a journalist.
I grew up in the back of a newsagency, and my favourite jobs were selling the regulars their copy of the local paper and going on the paper run with my dad.
Newspapers were the coolest thing in the world to five-year-old me and they still are today.
One of my most vivid childhood memories is setting up a makeshift newsroom with my friends and handwriting copies of what I’m sure was an absolutely excellent newspaper covering the goings on at my primary school’s after school care program.
I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and I’m excited to dive headfirst into my new role as journalist at Warwick Today and Stanthorpe Today.
While at university, I kept very busy interning and contributing to various outlets and was even editor-in-chief of my university publication.
A highlight for me was my time contributing to the local paper when I studied abroad in Canada, and I’m so excited to get back into regional news.
My favourite story I wrote in Canada was about a pickle festival, but with a line-up like Snowflakes in Stanthorpe, Jazz and Jumpers, and the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival I think we’re very quickly going to outdo the Canadians.
One of my favourite aspects of regional news is the voice it gives to the community.
Growing up on the outskirts of the city, it often felt like news that my community deemed important was lost to the national and even state news cycle.
I look forward to highlighting regional voices and stories in my role as journalist at Warwick Today and Stanthorpe Today.
I’ve only been in town a few days, and while I may not have any furniture but a blow-up bed to my name I already feel a sense of home in Warwick.
I look forward to getting to know the area and its people, and hitting up all the local op shops until I find that perfect couch.”