InQueensland, an independent and free news site, launched just weeks before the pandemic took hold.
The coronavirus shutdown brought opportunities for InQueensland to share its product with readers eager for information.
But, it has also had to respond to rapid changes in the commercial environment.
Publisher Peter Atkinson said the support of JNI has been a massive boost in helping InQueensland expand its coverage of the Gold Coast — a key audience growth area.
“The JNI funding has allowed us to engage Katrina Beikoff, a Walkley-award winning journalist and long-time Gold Coast resident, to produce insightful, in-depth coverage of major issues and innovations on the Gold Coast — as well as breaking some strong news stories,” Atkinson said.
Katrina Beikoff has delivered a steady flow of stories, including breaking news coverage of the death of Olympian Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullen, border disputes between Queensland and NSW, and the Sunshine State’s success as an isolation hub for the AFL.
Beikoff has also reported in detail on efforts to attract national and overseas film and entertainment businesses to the Gold Coast, and the battle of southern-Queensland universities to overcome the loss of revenue from international students affected by the pandemic.
Read the stories
Take a look at some of Katrina Beikoff’s stories.
- Construction projects racing ahead, but cliff’s edge not far away
- Border mutiny: Tourism towns planning street protest across the state
- How Queensland ‘stole’ the AFL to become centre of the football universe
- The politics of fashion: Will female leaders ever be able to dump power dressing?
- A footy feast for men, so why must women’s sports put all their eggs in one basket?