Jordon Morrissey

Jordon Morrissey I am a graduate student in the sciences (mathematics), and current Woroni columnist, with a passion for communication and active engagement in media and democracy. I have been actively involved with Woroni for three years.

Through my ongoing involvement with student media I have developed a strong understanding of the direction that Woroni needs to pursue, so student media can provide value to students. It is my belief that as student media moves away from physical print and towards digital content, we should leverage the advantages that come with this shift.

Woroni is the forum for collaboration between content producers, artists and community organisations. A place to share and develop skills for future careers as influencers and public actors.

I will listen to students and contributors to better meet their needs from student media.
I will establish collaboration networks with other student media organisations, increase the volume of online content, and move the “comment” section online to keep it relevant.

I will expand professional development projects like ‘Woroni weekend’. As well as establish permanent links between professional and student media.

A vote for me is a vote for a strong, exciting, and ambitious future for student media on campus.

Caitlin Magee

Caitlin MHello! My name is Caitlin Magee and I’m a Music/Law student. Since coming to ANU, I’ve been working with Woroni Radio through my radio show “Hidden Sounds”, which was voted best show on Woroni Radio in 2014 and as a Radio Sub-Editor in 2015.

My experience working with Woroni has led me to build some incredible networks within the Canberra music/arts scene, which has inspired me to branch out further and improve the quality and content of our radiowaves and newspaper.

As an editor, I aim to ensure that we have quality multimedia equipment and training for students to enhance their creative projects and contributions.

As a music student I have met many talented individuals and have used some of the professional facilities that our campus holds. I hope to build a relationship with the School of Music and School of Art to increase participation from our campus talent and usage of facilities. It is also my vision to see a greater collaboration between print and radio with recorded coverage on campus wide events. And lastly, I want to make sure Woroni a fun, open and engaging platform for all students to be creative. Lets keep Woroni live and local!

Finn Pederson

Finn PHi there,

I am currently a sub-editor at Woroni Radio and wish to apply for general editor of Woroni Radio. Since I arrived at the ANU I have wanted to get involved in not just Woroni Radio but radio more generally. My enthusiasm is most comprehensively prevalent in my show on Woroni Radio, called ‘Not Quite Disco’.

On my show I look at disco, funk and house music from around the world and this has not only fuelled my passion for music but also helped me get involved in the engineering and management of the radio.

My enthusiasm extends beyond Woroni as I also help run a show on 2xx FM called “Soul Crane” and volunteer at the station sorting their vinyl collection.

Further, I help organise music gigs across Canberra and do DJing around the city. Taken together, my passion and enthusiasm for radio has sparked my interest in the editorship of Woroni Radio.

Kind regards,
Finn

Ria Pflaum

Ria P I’m a Bachelor of Arts student currently in my second year. Throughout my time at ANU, I have often encountered instances where the same voices and opinions dominate the university narrative. As a result, I have become particularly passionate about diversity in media. I perceive Woroni as a platform for telling stories, particularly those that might not otherwise be heard.

After being involved with Woroni as Arts & Reviews Sub-Editor in the first semester of 2015, and currently as a News Correspondent, I can see how Woroni’s unique position in the ANU community can represent more voices throughout ANU, as it provides hyper-local news and gives power to the stories that affect students and student life.

Woroni has an important function to foster creative spirit in the ANU student body. As Editor, I would encourage creativity by increasing communication between Editors and Sub-Editors, which would improve feedback and quality of works submitted, and running workshops for students who are interested in media. These workshops would work to upskill the student populace in communication, and boost student confidence in writing and Woroni respectively. Helping to remove any trepidation amongst contributors, especially first time contributors, this would promote an inclusive environment.

Andrew Cavenagh

Andrew C Hi! My name is Andrew Cavenagh and I am a third year Commerce/ Law student running for editor. I have had experience writing and editing publications for the past fi ve years, both at ANU and in Sydney. I am running for Woroni editor to bring new vision and energy into the publication. My aim for Woroni 2016 is to create a publication that is relevant to the student body, with high quality content and above all a sense of fun.

My vision includes:

1. Establish a Woroni mentoring scheme. Create a system where experienced contributors mentor inexperienced contributors as well as writers’ meetings. This will help develop younger contributors for Woroni, as well as providing additional leadership avenues for experienced contributors.

2. Improve coverage of issues. Actually asking probing questions about the issues facing campus and the news topics rather than just recounting what has happened. Currently there is not a culture of deep analysis at Woroni that we need to change.

3. Embrace and promote the talent of ANU. There are so many great sporting and musical events at ANU! Woroni should have a gig guide (not just reviews of events) and reports on ANU sport teams, particularly grand finals.

Ivana Smojver

Ivana S Hi! My name is Ivy or as some of you may know me Ivanhoe, Wolly (Woroni Dolly) and Dickie. I am smarmy exemplar of law/ accounting student and for as long as I can remember writing has been my greatest passion, which is why I want to become a Woroni editor. I started my adventure with Woroni about six months ago and have relished every finger-licking, sleepless, defamatory (almost) minute of being the satire Sub-editor for semester 2, 2015.

My goals for Woroni are to:

1. Expand the satire section (and take over the universe)

2. Break down the barrier between the Board of Directors and writers thereby increasing Woroni’s contribution base

3. Host way more parties and come up with great ideas at these parties about ways Woroni can explore the diverse interests of its growing readership

4. Fail a law course because I’ll be exhausted by this point

5. Take over the world (again)*

As you can see, the future for Woroni is grim. But with great power comes great responsibility. When all the dust settles, I know we all want a student newspaper that is more daring, transparent, inspiring and open-minded than the last edition.

*Steps not in logical order.

Remy Szabo

Remy S I’m Remy, a Canberra born IR student with a keen interest in media and journalism. I’m one half of the Trilla Nights team on Woroni Radio alongside the marvellous Sam Hall, showcasing the very best in hip hop. I also write occasionally for Woroni.

I am hoping to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Journalism at the conclusion of my undergraduate degree and I’m thankful to Woroni for giving me the opportunity to involve myself in the type of work I hope to soon do professionally.

I hope you’ll vote for me to become Woroni editor as I will bring vigour and enthusiasm to the role. This years ANUSA elections underlined students’ concerns regarding political affiliations and stupol’s relationship with Woroni. I can assure my fellow students that I, if given the chance, will perform my role with integrity and without favours. I have no political affiliations or affiliations to stupol tickets; in fact I dislike all politicians equally.

Woroni is crucial to informing the student body about the goings on of the university, it is vital that students can trust Woroni: and with fresh faces and a new approach we can deliver a publication that students can have confidence in.

Elections will take place in the last week of term.