By June Ramli
I am thrilled to share that my podcast, 30 Mins with DailyStraits.com, has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the prestigious Samsung Australian IT Journalism Awards, also known as the Lizzies.
It’s an incredible honour to be included alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, such as ABC Radio.
I started this podcast on a whim during the lockdown two years ago, never imagining that it would receive this level of recognition.
I’ve known about the Lizzies since 2016, but it wasn’t until last year that I had the opportunity to enter. I’m thrilled that my work has been acknowledged in this way.
The other finalists in the Best Audio Program category are Checkpoint Gaming, David Binning, Download This Show, Explosion Network, High Resolution: inside the video games industry (Byteside), Jeremy Kirk, Karissa Breen, Mark Pesce and Tony Parisi, Queens of the Drone Age, The Defrag, The iTnews Podcast, The Wrap, Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, Walkthrough by SIFTER, and Your Tech Refresh.
It’s an impressive list, and I’m honoured to be among them.
To make the event even more special, the organisers have requested that we all dress up for the occasion, as this is a black tie event.
I’ve never been to a black tie event before, so I’m looking forward to the experience.
I bought a beautiful dress from Zara earlier this year, which is both glamorous and eye-catching.
It’s a little daring, but I’m considering wearing it.
If I don’t have the nerve, I do have another more subdued dress in mind that has a Grecian-inspired design and a light blue hue.
Overall, I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award, and I’m excited about the opportunity to network with past and potential colleagues.
Thank you to Influencing Australia for the recognition and the chance to participate in this prestigious event.
I’m deeply appreciative of the support and encouragement that has brought me to this point, and I look forward to continuing to create content that resonates with my listeners.
June Ramli is the editor of DailyStraits.com. To stay in touch with June, look her up on Twitter @junesairaramli