Broadsheet has hired Doosie Morris as its first general news reporter, with a brief to unearth stories that capture the zeitgeist of our cities as they emerge from lockdown.
The new position was made possible with a grant from JNI.
Morris will focus on stories that uncover how Australia’s cities, local communities and cultures are changing, and which reveal the people, places and spaces influencing those changes.
She is an experienced journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Monthly, Lifted Brow and elsewhere in Australia and Europe.
Her stories will sit alongside and complement Broadsheet’s lifestyle and cultural reporting, broadening its scope as one of Australia’s most insightful and influential sources of city news.
Broadsheet‘s editorial director Katya Wachtel said the publication was thrilled to welcome Morris as its first general news reporter.
“She has a nose for news and is passionate about journalism and telling the stories of places and people,” Wachtel said.
“We know she will bring an exciting and credible voice to Broadsheet in the general news space and will unearth stories that would otherwise fly under the radar.”
Broadsheet publisher Nick Shelton said: “We’re delighted to be working with the JNI to bring this role to life.”
“The General News Reporter will bring further scope and depth to our reporting and provide Australian audiences with the sophisticated coverage of the culture of their cities and communities that they deserve.”