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.

Introducing Abbygail Shun

Hi, I’m Abby! I’m finishing up my final year at the University of Melbourne, where I major in Politics, International Studies and Media Communications. I find international relations and journalism to be intertwined and am so interested in how they are the building blocks of our modern society. I love storytelling and can’t wait to take the passion projects of our participants at Youth Parliament to the world stage. I love travelling and am counting down the days to see the world again. My other hobbies include writing music and listening to T-Swift on repeat.

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Tell us about your work

I cover the video journalism and social media marketing parts of the Youth Press Gallery. Apart from finding ways to record zoom interviews, I’m also working on a couple general media pieces for Youth Parliament.