Monash journalism graduate Laetisha Scanlan has successfully defended her Commonwealth Games trap shooting title, winning gold at Glasgow.
Laetisha, 24, made a spectacular recovery in the Games final to claim gold from Georgia Konstantinidou of Cyprus.
Laetisha, from Berwick, hit 13 out of 15 targets to defeat Konstantinidou by one target.
She thought her chance to win back-to-back title was gone after an ordinary performance in the third round.
“I finished my third round and I came off and my coach said, ‘You didn’t make the final, it’s time to go home’,” Laetisha told Neil Mitchell on 3AW.
“So I packed all my stuff up and you wouldn’t believe it, he (coach) comes in and said, ‘Well, you’ve got a shoot-off to make the final.”
Laetisha, who also won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, said previous disappointments had made her a stronger competitor.
“I was the underdog, I had no pressure and no one expected anything of me going into the final … so it’s a good learning experience.”
Leatisha has been invited by Mr Mitchell to learn more about radio journalism in the 3AW studios in Melbourne.
She told Mr Mitchell she hoped to practise journalism when her international shooting commitments had eased back.
“I’ll always do shooting because I love it as a sport but it’s very hard to make it a career in Australia,” Leatisha said.
Can 36 questions make any two people fall in love?
Three Monash University students decided to see what would happen if they each went up to a stranger and asked if they could share two hours and 36 of the most intimate questions imaginable – and let them record it for publication.
Waleed wins Silver Logie from field of celebrities
The Project host and Monash lecturer Waleed Aly has won the coveted TV Week 2017 Silver Logie Award for Best Presenter.
Apply now: Hong Kong field school
What does it take to get a job in journalism in Asia – and why is Hong Kong so vital to the global news industry? In this unit, students will travel to the Asian media capital to explore why this world city is the big draw for news companies from around the globe.
Monash journalism graduates & staff win three Quills
Monash University students, graduates and staff have stamped their authority on Australian journalism to claim three Quill awards and three high commendations in the coveted 2016 Melbourne Press Club awards.
What leading editors look for in student journalists
Colleen Murrell, a senior lecturer in the journalism department at Monash University, spent part of January and February this year interviewing media editors in Sydney, London and Paris for a research project. The Times editor, John Witherow (pictured left), offers great advice for student journalists.
Nathan joins AFL reigning premier, the Bulldogs
Monash University journalism graduate Nathan Lay has landed an impressive role at the Western Bulldogs, working as the social media and digital coordinator for the AFL’s reigning premier. Nathan interned at St Kilda to prepare for his great opportunity.
Game, set, match with alumnus Joel Smith
From creating a documentary in Norway to producing a 10 week radio show, we spoke with Joel Smith about his study experience at Monash and how he landed his dream job at Tennis Australia.
MFJ academics play key part in Screening Melbourne
Screening Melbourne, an exciting conference and events program, was held in the the CBD recently, which involved moving attendees through the city to experience its history, materiality and contemporary complexity.
Monash alumni launch Australian women in film festival
Monash Arts Film & Screen Studies PhD alumni Sian Mitchell, Kirsten Stevens, Whitney Monaghan and Janice Loreck are behind the inaugural Melbourne Women in Film Festival (view the trailer) launching 3-4 March 2017 at Melbourne’s Treasury Theatre, the former State Film Centre.
Margaret Simons joins Monash journalism
Award-winning journalist, author and academic Margaret Simons will join the journalism department in Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism in July.
The rise of storytelling in journalism’s digital age
The challenges of telling true stories in an era of disruptive media and “fake news” were the focus of three events hosted by Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism last week, attracting widespread interest from journalists, PhD students and academics.
Emily aims high in the exciting world of journalism
Bachelor of Journalism graduate Emily Neilsen, who is a personal assistant and client coordinator at Arrow Digital Marketing has big ambitions in the exciting media industry.