Joanne Fosdike

Communications Professional


Working in communication roles over the past decade, I’ve had the amazing privilege to tell the stories of so may. From bringing the personal stories of everyday people and the things that matter to them to life while working across print and digital media, to telling stories of political importance and business change as a PR and internal communications professional, every story has a place and a need to exist.

If you ask me today what I do, it simply comes down to this:

I find the right message to deliver to the right people on the right channels to meet both the audience’s and the business’ needs.

A compilation of my old journalism article are here. If you’d like to find out more reach out by email or DM me over on LinkedIn where my CV stays fairly up-to-date.


News stories

The Murray Valley Standard
Large scale toothache

This was one crazy week - after all how often do you get to stand this close to a lion. Not only did I get to be there from the time they tranquelized her but I even got to give her a little pat while taking her picture.

The Murray Valley Standard
Rate Hike

The reality of moving into a new shopping centre started to hit home to retailers when they found themselves stuck with large rates.

Feature stories

The Murray Valley Standard
Eye of the beholder - part 1

This was a fun article of the cult of tatooing that seems to have taken over the nation. I put aside my cynicism for a day and met some interesting people. Unfortunately a conservative editorial decision meant a fairly staid photo to go with the story.

Your Lifestyle
Eye of the beholder - part 2

This feature article- part 1 and 2 - takes a look at the growing popularity of tatoos and those that mark the body for a living.

The Murray Valley Standard
Long walk

AFTER years of walking from country to country amidst civil war, Abraham Mukei took one final journey to restore some type of justice for his homeland. This time his trip was filled with joy as he headed to Canberra from his adopted home in South Australia to vote in the Sudanese elections. The Sudanese refugee left Murray Bridge in January to travel 650 kilometres to Melbourne to cast his first-ever vote to determine the fate of the people of South Sudan.


Movie review - tin tin

A gentle walk across the generation gap with the help of a couple of young experts helped me navigate my way around this film