Behind the magazine: upstart’s editor

16 June 2011

Written by: Katharina Hackler

This past semester Ashley Fritsch has been the heart and soul of upstart as editor, and has taken on a big responsibility for the team of ten. She’s been one of the first up in the mornings and among the last to bed, making sure that everything is ready to go for the next day on the site. Managing the team and playing a strong editorial role has been an exciting challenge for her.

Ashley is a 2009 Bachelor of Journalism graduate, and during 2010 she completed a cadet year as a journalist at the Buloke Times in her hometown of Donald. She is currently writing a history of that newspaper and examining the role of the country press for her Honours thesis.

Ashley speaks to Katharina Hackler about her role as editor, her recent work for her hometown newspaper and her hope of landing another journalism job in the future.

Katharina Hackler is an international student from Germany, studying in the Master of Global Communications at La Trobe University. She is part of upstart’s editorial team and her biggest passion is radio. You can follow her on Twitter: @inlovewithoz11

Interested in finding out who else is behind upstart? Click here to listen to some of Katharina’s other interviews with our editorial team.