My name is Joanne Fosdike and I am a journalist working for a busy regional newspaper in South Australia.
My job is diverse and interesting as I cover a range of stories for print and online in any one week.
From police to council and politicians and rockstars I cover it all, and do so with integrity, humour and a desire to find the story and give my readers the information they need to be informed citizens and sometimes a reason to laugh.
Of course none of this would be possible without the desire for truth and a thirst for knowledge and a hefty dose of being able to multitask and stay organised thrown in for good measure.
My role includes reporting, photography, feature writing, assisting in social media management and posting/managing content online.
If you want to find out more see my portfolio of news stories, feature articles and entertainment blogs below or hit the LinkedIn button to see my resume.
Karoonda resident spots an unusual sight in night sky
Getting the scoop on what was said during this court case was a gem worth waiting for. All the secrets hidden behind council running into a confidential vote everytime something happened were exposed for the first time. Legally and in detail.
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 reality of moving into a new shopping centre started to hit home to retailers when they found themselves stuck with large rates.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone who has met Sofie - that's Sofie with an F - could not help but be charmed by her. So when we needed a story for our youth page I turned to the young singer to find out how she went in the latest talent contest to hit the state.
A gentle walk across the generation gap with the help of a couple of young experts helped me navigate my way around this film