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Alex Speed

Journalist

Location icon Australia

Journalist & Editor
News, features, media releases, website and content writing.
I am interested in the creativity, stoicism and joy in people, especially within our Australian regional and rural communities, and the stories everyone has to tell. I contribute to a number of print and online publications and news platforms and have been editor of Escape Southern Highlands, now in Highlife Magazine, since January 2017 www.escapesouthernhighlands.com.au
Also on occasion, I work with private clients to devise and write brand & communications strategies, media releases, newsletters and online content. You will find me at [email protected] and can see a selection of my work below.

Portfolio

News & Society

The Australian
22/08/2016
The Power of One

The Power of One - why solitude is so elusive yet essential

The Australian
10/17/2016
One step at a time helps bereaved

Grief therapy helps the bereaved understand the lessons of their loss and construct a new normal, and kind of resilience in the storm of ​grief

The Australian
1/16/2016
Inside the Tiny House movement

'Tiny Housers' are opting out of expensive home ownership to ensure greater financial security and freedom

Dockwalk Magazine
01/07/2013
Searching for 'The One'

Finding love on the high seas as a yachtie can be challenging but after Cupid strikes, the likelihood of finding a boat to employ you as a couple, can be even tougher

news.com.au
11/12/2016
Aussie mum's million dollar business idea

FROM mixing up ingredients in her Sydney kitchen, to supplying Woolworths stores nationally, Natasha turned her healthy breakfast idea into a big business.

Vogue Australia
1/3/2014
Giving her all

Naomi Milgrom - retail and business giant, art philanthropist and founder of Melbourne's acclaimed MPavilion

Highlife Magazine
01/11/2018
Tooth Teller

Odontologist Professor Chris Griffiths is a leading authority in forensic dentistry

DARE Magazine, launch issue
01/05/2020
Putting down new roots

Making a tree change sounds idyllic but can be fraught with problems...planning and sound financial literacy can help

Rural & Regional

Country Style Magazine
01/02/2017
Close Knit

The fifth generation farmers making ethical homewares from their merino property.

The Weekend Australian
01/03/2016
Galloping Gourmets

Horse, game and haggis are on these crusading butchers' menus

The Weekend Australian
17/11/2015
Which beef is best?

Rare beef breeds are gaining popularity with Australian producers and consumers

The Weekend Australian
29/4/2012
Perfect day at the office

Chickens & cattle live in sweet symbiosis on one Australian open range farm

Country Style magazine
07/14/2020
If Wishes were Horses

Australian thoroughbred trainer Treen Murphy talks about Sledmere Stud, Scone

Country Style Magazine
01/07/2017
Free Range

Family comes first for third-generation Hereford Red beef cattle farmer James Bjorksten and his family on their central NSW property

The Australian
11/17/2012
Heart of the Country

The reappearance of the general store in rural areas is vital to communities seeking to revive their sense of belonging.

Country Style Magazine
01/07/2017
A New Day

A small Australian rural community embraces Carlie Oates and her family

Country Style Magazine
01/12/2017
Good Spirits

In the tiny Australian town of Mendooran, two single malt whisky makers are quietly making a global name for their Black Gate Distillery and its 'liquid gold'

Arts, Food & Culture

The Australian
05/11/2013
Artist Christian Thompson's body of work

Thompson is Bidjara, from central western Queensland. He shuns traditional art practices and instead continually refashions his body as his performing device.

The Weekend Australian
30/4/2016
Chef to the stars

Personal chef, Australian Pip Priestly talks Prince Harry, Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Grant

Country Style Magazine
01/3/2018
Art of the Country

Painter Jenny Bell finds inspiration in her Southern Tablelands property

The Australian
23/6/2013
A Stage for Their Voice

Not for profit Big Hart is helping disadvantaged communities one stage at a time

Sydney Morning Herald
12/9/2012
Artist Max Miller - The Little Things

Max Miller's works hang in Australia's national collections but it was growing up in the bush he first discovered the minutiae of his life's practice

Country Style Magazine
01/03/2017
Big Sky Dreaming

Like her artistic forebears, Matilda Dumas strives to capture the skies of her light-filled countryside

The Australian
11/13/2010
Edited Highlights

Young Australian filmmaker Hattie Dalton on her road to success

Artist Profile
6/1/2017
Guy Maestri - profile

Archibald winning artist Guy Maestri talks creative block on the eve of exhibition, Personal Space. Image Guy Maestri

Highlife Magazine
01/07/2019
Layered Landscapes

Acclaimed indigenous Australian artist Danie Mellor tells how heritage, history and landscape infuse in his award winning works

Highlife Magazine
05/30/2020
Nature & Nurture

Weaver Penny Simons looks to her childhood and her surroundings to create

The Weekend Australian
01/10/2011
Southern Comfort

Young painters find inspiration in a quiet community, cameraderie and the encouragement of an art-world giant

The Australian
28/9/2018
Masters Young and Old realise Art Dream

Southern Highlands Regional Art Gallery looks set to finally become a reality at the home of the late media figure and art collector Sir James Fairfax

The Weekend Australian
15/10/2011
The Natural - Phillip Wolfhagen

Acclaimed Tasmanian landscape painter Phillip Wolfhagen’s remote, unfashionable boyhood is central to understanding his work today

Travel

Highlife Magazine
08/05/2019
Paradise Found

Travel to the magnificent island hideaway of Malolo Island Resort, Fiji and enjoy being castaway

Corporate & Not for Profit Content

For Pinpoint HRM website
02/01/2020
Domain Case Study

Content writing on Domain Group for Pinpoint HRM

EDITOR

Escape Southern Highlands Magazine
04/012/2019
Summer 2019/2020

Living and loving life in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

Escape Southern Highlands magazine
09/04/2020
Spring 2019

Lifestyle & Tourism magazine and online platform - living and loving in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

Escape Southern Highlands
04/08/2019
Winter 2019

Lifestyle & Tourism seasonal publication on living and loving in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

Escape Southern Highlands magazine
03/04/2019
Autumn 2019

Lifestyle & Tourism seasonal publication on living and loving in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

Escape Southern Highlands
12/04/2018
Summer 2018/2019

Lifestyle & Tourism magazine and online platform - living and loving in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

Escape Southern Highlands Magazine
04/09/2018
Spring 2018

Living and loving life in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

Escape Southern Highlands Magazine
08/04/2018
Autumn 2018

Lifestyle & Tourism magazine and online platform - living and loving in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

Escape Southern Highlands magazine
08/04/2018
Winter 2018

Lifestyle & Tourism magazine and online platform - living and loving in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

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