Andrew “A.J.” Sadauskas, who graduated from La Trobe in 2009 with a Graduate Diploma in Journalism, is currently a sub-editor at Australian Stamps Professional magazine and a volunteer at 3CR Community Radio. While not a philatelist himself, his skills in desktop publishing and Photoshop have served him well at Australia’s largest stamp collecting publication. Before studying journalism, he completed an Honours degree in Politics, which included a thesis on the economics of Co-operative Federalism.
While studying at La Trobe, Andrew began volunteering at 3CR. He continues to host, produce, and panel on the Monday Breakfast show, and is also the producer (and fill-in host) on the Talkback with Attitude programme. He has researched, booked talent for, and scripted over 140 original interviews, and contributes original analysis of the morning newspapers in a segment called the Front Page. Outside the studio, he has also demonstrated a strong knowledge of digital editing programmes, including Cool Edit, Adobe Audition and Audacity.
During his studies, Andrew also organised a number of community campaigns including a petition to improve bus services along Canterbury Road in Melbourne’s east. His petition was subsequently been tabled in Parliament by the State Member for Box Hill, Robert Clarke. In a cruel twist of fate, Andrew moved house a week before the improved bus services were introduced.
Since graduating, Andrew has also worked on a number of freelance projects. These have included authoring Earthsharing Australia’s 2009 ‘I Want to Live Here’ report, which examined the genuine vacancy rate in suburban Melbourne and its implications for housing affordability. He has also contributed to a number of magazines and websites, including an article in Prosper Magazine on urban sprawl.