Emma Kennedy is a recent Multimedia Journalism graduate from James Cook University in Townsville. She’s working in the seat of Kennedy at The North West Star newspaper. As someone who grew up in the electorate herself, she spent the three years of her degree juggling study and work with Fairfax and News Limited to come out the other side with experience and not just a piece of paper. She’ll be covering Bob Katter’s long-held (and far-reaching) seat in Queensland. Follow her on Twitter at @Em_Ken_ or @IsaNews or read about what’s happening in the electorate at the North West Star.