My name is Veronica Ridge. I have worked as a professional journalist for 30 years, mainly for metropolitan newspapers. Even so long after starting out as a cadet reporter at the Melbourne afternoon newspaper The Herald I still get a real thrill daily from my input in the publication of beautifully-crafted words and newsprint pages that live and breathe. However, I decided to return to study part-time three years ago to update my skills, particularly in the online area.
I am now a part-time Honours student at RMIT University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) with Distinction in 2005. I’m currently researching a thesis that will redefine the word Bohemian in Melbourne’s post-modern world of the 21st century. It will be accompanied by a reflective exegesis on the practice and tradition of literary journalism.
Research: Future of Food