I’m Sam Mills, age 19. I’m studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business double degree at Swinburne University, majoring in Journalism. It has been my dream to pursue a career in journalism ever since a drama project in grade 3, where I essentially played the role of my inspiration Eddie McGuire in a re-creation of ‘The Footy Show’.
While sport is my favourite interest, I also enjoy writing and talking about music, politics, transport, history, and even more generally, pop culture.
I currently contribute to three different media organisations:
- Fox Sports Media Academy – Submitting opinion-based articles which are reviewed and potentially selected for publishing on the primary Fox Sports Australia website.
- AFL Draft Central – Writing on the superstars of tomorrow in the TAC Cup, focusing on the Dandenong Stingrays.
- RPP FM – Speaking and writing about the big issues on the Mornington Peninsula. Olympic bronze medalist Alec Potts is one personality I’ve interviewed in my time at the station.
In addition to these roles, I also manage four diverse social media accounts:
- SportsGalore News Australia – A project I started in 2008 involving the upload of sports preview and review videos to YouTube.
- Eklektor – A recently launched Youtube channel focusing on pop culture (with a strong focus on music) with a view to evolving into a website.
- SwoopCentral – To be launched in 2018, a social media/podcast/video channel to offer a fans perspective on the Collingwood Football Club
- thatSAMkid – A YouTube channel I run that showcases a lighter (some would say angrier) side of me.