Hannah Donald

Journalism, 2022

I am a third year student at the University of Canberra, studying a Bachelor of Communications and Media, with a specialist major in Journalism.

I am passionate about creating stories that inspire and uplift. I believe in constructive approaches to journalism, by not just announcing a problem, but seeking solutions.  I enjoy writing and creating feature stories for different media platforms such as radio and print.

Through my time at university, my work has aired on ABC Radio Canberra, UCFM and been published on the OWL. I have also produced a feature audio story focusing on nutrition after a dementia diagnosis, that has been nominated for an award from the Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia.

During my degree I have undertaken a 3-week full-time internship with WIN News Canberra as part of the Peter Leonard WIN News Scholarship. Through this I produced video news packages to air each evening on the local news and am very grateful for the experience to learn how a fast-paced deadline driven news room operates.

I am excited for my future career in the media industry and am ready to throw myself into professional work.

Hannah Donald

Selected Portfolio

Maintaining proper nutrition after a dementia diagnosis

Maintaining proper nutrition after a dementia diagnosis

It’s the second leading cause of death in Australia with no known cure. But dementia doesn’t only cause memory loss, it can also cause loss of function and sensation, leading to poor dietary habits or even cause someone to stop eating altogether. We always hear of diets to prevent dementia, but what happens when you or your loved one is diagnosed? [This piece was produced in collaboration with ABC radio Canberra] - Listen Here: https://theowluc.com/story/maintaining-proper-nutrition-after-a-dementia-diagnosis/

Is digital technology the future of cultural exhibitions?

Is digital technology the future of cultural exhibitions?

The National Film and Sound Archive are creating new digital content to connect with a younger audience. The Australians and Hollywood exhibition, celebrating Australian actors and filmmakers, is making waves within the cultural exhibition space by allowing audiences to curate their own digital exhibition to take home. Listen here: https://theowluc.com/story/is-digital-technology-the-future-of-cultural-exhibitions/

More than a haircut: the reality of dog grooming in lockdown

More than a haircut: the reality of dog grooming in lockdown

Bites, tears, and complaints. The Canberra lockdown brought a new war on dog groomers. With matted dogs and stressed clients, the conditions within the salon are not as you may expect. Spend the day in a salon to discover what truly lies inside the four walls and learn what your groomers wish you knew. Download via PDF link, or on my online portfolio