My name is Emma Marie Horn. I am a journalist, photographer, award-nominated digital producer and tertiary educator.
I have worked with Australia’s largest media companies. In 2017, while working with Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), I was nominated for best non-metropolitan sales promotion in the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA).
Halfway through 2017, I left the digital producer role at Southern Cross Austereo’s regional radio stations 2GO and SeaFM Central Coast.
I took up the role of reporter, children’s contribution co-ordinator and producer at Australia’s only national newspaper for kids, Crinkling News.
Since it’s founding in April 2016, I have worked as a casual reporter with Crinkling News. I became its first, and youngest employee in June 2017.
Over 81 issues in two years, I have had more than 150 articles and photos published.
In the eight months to January 2018, I worked with a small team of journalists, designers, photographers and cartoonists to publish weekly news catering to readers aged eight to 14.
In November 2017, Crinkling News also hosted Australia’s first national kids’ media literacy conference, authored the first report on media literacy in Australian schools, been nominated for two and won one Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism.
In 2016 and 2017, I authored and taught the inaugural online media strategy classes at Macleay College, Sydney.
In 2015, I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communications, Archaeology and Art History at the University of Sydney.
With my archaeology qualifications, I have worked as a roaming reporter on archaeological digs throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.
Between 2013 and 2016, I have worked as a photojournalist, reporter, newsreader, on-air and online producer for major newspapers and radio stations including Australia’s longest running student publication Honi Soit and Adelaide University’s sister publication On Dit.
I have interned as a shadow radio producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). During the 2016 federal election, I interned at the Newcastle Broadcasting Network (NBN) as the only researcher and political fact-checker in the key seats of Robertson and Dobel.