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    FRESH FACES: The Weekly Advertiser has welcomed journalists Michael Scalzo, left, and Nicholas Ridley. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

New faces join The Weekly Advertiser team

New journalists have joined The Weekly Advertiser newsroom, guaranteeing the ACE Radio Broadcasting publication maintains its position as a quality Wimmera media outlet.

Nicholas Ridley, 23, from Brisbane, joins the newsroom having qualified from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism.

Michael Scalzo, 28, from Melbourne and with a Master’s degree in International Relations as well as under-graduate qualifications in communications after stints at Melbourne and Deakin universities is the latest to join the team.

Mr Ridley said he was delighted to be part of a busy news team.

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“I’m very happy to be able to start my journalistic career at The Weekly Advertiser and look forward to all it brings,” he said

Mr Scalzo said he was also thrilled to join The Weekly Advertiser and looked forward to learning more about the region, its people and its issues.

“I’m particularly keen to get myself out there and mix with the community,” he said.

The pair is working under editor Dean Lawson and sub-editor Georgia Bailey and alongside other experienced Wimmera newspaper editorial and design professionals Kelly Laird, Paul Carracher and Barry King. Journalist Sarah Matthews is on maternity leave.

The entire January 19, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!