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About YMCA Victoria’s Youth Press Gallery

YMCA Victoria’s Youth Press Gallery is a program for young people aged between 16-25 currently studying, or who have an interest in, political journalism, photography, or filming to gain valuable experience serving as the Press Gallery for the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament program. In this series of blogs we are proud to introduce you to the members of the 2020 Youth Press Gallery, and share their achievements and published works during their time with the program.

Matthew McDonald

Age: 19

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About me: Matthew is a media/comms major at Unimelb with a dream to one-day host PlaySchool… or maybe the ABC News or something. With a passion for story-telling, he wishes to empower the voices leading the charge to towards a more youth-centric Victoria. Young Australian voices are severely under-represented in news media, so it's been hugely rewarding for Matthew to showcase the stories of young people taking initiative and making waves.

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  • Matthew’s work with the 2020 Youth Press Gallery is ongoing – please drop by again for more of his work as it is published.