Brooke Carson, a Cobble Cobble woman, is about to graduate from a Bachelor of Media Communications majoring in journalism and fashion communication from QUT. She has been part of IUIH’s Deadly Choices team since 2020, working on the radio podcast with Triple A and managing the Deadly Choices social media accounts. Her interests are as diverse: from rugby league and sports journalism to fashion, modelling and styling.
Let’s find out more about this high-achieving young woman!
Tell us about yourself. Where are you from and who is your mob?
I was born in Townsville as my dad served in the military. My family moved back to Brisbane (my family’s base) just after I was born, and we have lived on the north side ever since. My mob are the Cobble Cobble people from the Western Downs Region.
What interested you to study journalism at university?
I always had a strong love for rugby league. I am a die-hard Brisbane Broncos fan and have grown up around the game. As I don’t play rugby league, I wanted to find another pathway where I could be involved. Since I love writing and learning about people and their stories, journalism seemed a great way to go.
What skills have you learnt that you believe will best contribute to your community?
I have learnt so much it is hard to narrow down to a few but ultimately, I have learnt how to help my community through a platform and what my community needs out of me. I feel as though I am learning how to be a leader in my community while also being a listener and provider.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
In five years’, time, I see myself adventuring around parts of the world while either continuing my work for Deadly Choices as a communications officer or an NRL club.
What is your advice for someone considering studying journalism?
I really recommend journalism as a course. I think it’s such a great career option as journalism is not limiting. With journalism you could venture into other spaces like communications, production and all types of writing. My advice is to take journalism as a huge opportunity to learn about people and create options.