The Australian young writer Roster major feature are the people who ensure the Australian young writers run smoothly.
Since 2019 both the Kiwis and International young writers have been standing alone – this means they run their own program and are on the way to forming a self operating Entity.
These are two very different things
Standing Alone is the daily operating of the young writer program. The Entity is that the Kiwi young writers take legal control of the operation.
The Australian Roster
Each of Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 5 have their own team
Coordinators - this the person who send the reminders of the due date their articles are due.
Editor - edits the articles
Photo selector - this person selects the photos for each article - sometimes a young writer sends in their own photo.
Week1 1, 2 and 3 are the 18-30 years group, and Week 5 are the Over 31s.
These tasks are undertaken for everyone – not individual week tasks
These are -
Late comers chaser - this person sends an email to whomever is late with their article (Mark Tronson).
Facebook - these people upload the Australian articles to the Australasian young writer facebook page (Rebecca Moore).
1-2 line Overview - these people send a 1-2 line overview of the article to the Facebook person for inclusion in the post - a roster.
Australian Christian media - these people each day sends the Australian articles of the day to Christian media - Mark Tronson.
Christian Today Australia - this person sends the packaged articles for the following week into Christian Today for publishing - Sam Gillespie.
Photo - Rachel Li the Australian young writer Week 2 coordinator
Well-Being Australia Incorporated (WBA) is the legal Entity as (PSI) Press Service International (the young writers) is one of WBA’s ministries.
It was to PSI – which in 2019 the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) presented their annual premier award The Gutenberg.
The current rosters
Coordinator - Russell Modlin
Editor - Rebecca Moore
Photo Selector - Michael Dahlenburg
Coordinator - Rachel Li
Editor - Bridget Brenton
Photo Selector - Jo Fuller
Senior Writers - Week 3
Internationals – Week 4
Coordinator - Susan Barnes
Editor - Aira Chilcott
Photo Selector - Aira Chilcott
Week 5 - Over 31s
Coordinator - Nic Lee
Editor - Peter Brookshaw
Photo Selector - John Lemmon
The Week Editors - Rebecca Moore, Bridget Brenton, Aira Chilcott and Peter Brookshaw forward their week’s articles to Sam Gillespie – Sam then forwards them to Christian Today.
The Australian young writer program runs smoothly due to these remarkable Australian young people.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award, The Gutenberg. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. The above photo is the upper part from this portrait.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at: http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html