Newspaper job for upstart editor

26 July 2011

Written by: Erdem Koc

It’s with great pleasure that we announce Ashley Fritsch, upstart‘s outgoing editor, has been appointed as a full-time journalist with the Bendigo Advertiser.  Her initial duties will be to work on the sub-editor’s desk.

Ashley, a 2009 Bachelor of Journalism graduate from La Trobe University, is from rural Victoria. In 2010 she completed a cadet year as a journalist at the Buloke Times newspaper in her hometown of Donald, and is also currently writing a history of that paper and the role of the country press for her Honours thesis.

She has edited upstart for the past five months and, may we say, has done a tremendous job.

Ashley joins a long list of former upstart editors who have gone on to work full-time in industry following their editorship, including Erdem Koc, who went on to work for SBS News (before coming back to work as a lecturer at La Trobe), Tom Cowie who continues to work for Crikey and Matt de Neef, who is an Assistant Section Editor at The Conversation.

We wish Ashley all the very best of luck (not that she needs it) and thank her for her enormous contribution to upstart.