ON THE BEAT: Christopher Rhodes, Michaela Hewitt and Skaie Hull.
ON THE BEAT: Christopher Rhodes, Michaela Hewitt and Skaie Hull. Contributed

Young journos to hit the streets

MEET Christopher Rhodes, Michaela Hewitt and Skaie Hull.

These three University of the Sunshine Coast students are the faces of the next generation of investigative journalists.

Eager to sharpen their reporting skills, the trio have joined forces with the Daily to launch a Street Safe campaign to keep people enjoying a night out safe.

The campaign, which kicks off next Saturday, will take an in-depth look at alcohol fuelled violence and what is being done to address the problem.

It follows a string of assaults on the Sunshine Coast.

The project is designed to give the university students a taste of working in a real newsroom.

Mr Rhodes, 25, is studying a Bachelor of Journalism.

His ambition is to be a broadcast journalist.

"As a student journo, you won't hear me complaining," he said.

"I love hard work and I love what I do."

Ms Hewitt, 19, is completing a Bachelor of Communication with a journalism major.

Ms Hull, 22, is Bachelor of Communication student with a major in journalism and Public Relations.

The Palmwoods local hopes to make it as a TV broadcaster, specialising in sport reporting.