I live in Melbourne, Australia, where I work as the website producer of Crikey.com.au, an Australian news and current affairs site. I’ve previously worked for Tourism Victoria, Southern Cross Austereo, APN and the ABC as a journalist, radio producer, cross-media reporter, online community manager and news reader.
I have a Bachelor of Journalism degree from QUT in Brisbane, Australia. If you’re thinking of studying journalism at university, I’d definitely recommend the place. I also graduated with a minor in Music Production, which is much less impressive than graduating with with honours or distinction, but definitely more fun.
Professionally, I’m interested in regional Australia, wrangling news in a post-newspaper world and all the things that fall under the broad umbrellas of “tech” and “social issues”. Personally, I’m interested in live music, photography (film and digital), reading and drinking wanky beverages.
I’m always on the hunt for story ideas and good coffee — email me at sophie AT sophiebenjamin DOT com or follow me on any of the social networks listed below.