About Genevieve Jacobs

Genevieve Jacobs has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. Her career began with rural newspapers on the South West Slopes, she has freelanced for national magazines and spent a decade with ABC Radio Canberra.

She works with a wide range of organisations including the Tara Costigan Foundation, and Gift of Life ACT, sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for Historic Places and the boards of the National Folk Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, M16 artspace and the Conflict Resolution Service.

Genevieve has an enduring interest in building community, and creating discussions that include us all. And she still loves nothing better than a good yarn.

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Region Riverina’s Chris Roe and the long journey to journalism
If there's one quality any journalist needs, it's recognising news when it happens. When recently appointed Region Riverina editor Chris Roe was a kid growing up in Bourke, a light plane clipped power lines, cartwheeled on the road and crashed into his school bus. He was en route to his School Certificate maths exam at the time. But with a...
Taylor, McBain and McCormack safe; Constance on edge for Gilmore in tumultuous election
In an otherwise dire night for the Liberal government, local MPs Angus Taylor in Hume and Michael McCormack in Riverina have retained their seats, while Kristy McBain has solidified her margin in Eden-Monaro for Labor. There are some murmurs this morning that Mr Taylor may stand for the Liberal Party leadership after Scott Morrison relinquished it while conceding defeat late...
Archives exhibition uncovers the magic of motels, kidney-shaped pools and Continental breakfasts
Arts & Culture
Do you remember the scratchy feature brick walls? The glasses wrapped in paper and the strip across the toilet? What about the brocade polyester bedspreads or the hutch through which a "Continental" breakfast magically appeared, more or less when you'd ordered it? In the optimistic postwar period when everything shiny and bright came from California, motels with names like the...
Former ABC News head Gaven Morris to join Region Media’s advisory board
Former ABC News Director Gaven Morris is the latest appointment to Region Media’s Advisory Board, following his departure from the national broadcaster late last year. The ABC’s Director of News, Analysis and Investigations since 2015, Morris was also instrumental in founding the News 24 channel and has worked for CNN, Al Jazeera English, Channel Ten and the Canberra Times, where...
Wallendbeen Hall’s centenary marks a village legacy of family, community and service
A century ago there were red, white and blue streamers, music, dancing and dignitaries galore when the community of Wallendbeen opened its Soldiers Memorial Hall on Anzac Day, 1922. One hundred years later, the South West Slopes community came together again to mark Anzac Day and celebrate the centenary of their much loved (and much used) local institution, which continues...
Has the Eden-Monaro bellwether seat lost its ear tags this election?
It's as inevitable as a democracy sausage at your local polling booth: come the election, come the discussion about Eden-Monaro's bellwether status as the seat that leads the nation. It's been won by the party that formed government in every election from 1972 to 2016; a result of diverse demography and geography ranging across coastal fishing and timber towns to...
UPDATED: Canberra woman confirmed as Surf Beach drowning victim
UPDATED April 18, 9:30 am: NSW Police have confirmed this morning that the woman who drowned at Surf Beach on Easter Sunday was a Canberra resident. "We can confirm that the 41 year old woman who lost her life was from the ACT", a NSW Police spokesperson told Region Media. "We are unable to release any further details at this time"....
Railway station plaques recognise a tragic legacy for Stolen Generations
The tragic legacy of removing Aboriginal children from their families is remembered on a series of plaques at train stations across NSW, including Cootamundra and Wagga Wagga. Plaques also placed at Central Station in Sydney, Grafton, Kempsey, Berry and Bomaderry recognise that many children who were removed from their families travelled by train, either to the Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for...
Small business booms at Yass
March is Small Business Month and we talked regional business success with Murrumbateman winemaker Stephanie Helm and Alison Mead from Destination NSW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lAJwd8jCoo Subscribe to The Riotact YouTube channel for all the latest video content from the Canberra and surrounding region. Original Article published by Genevieve Jacobs on Riotact.
A paddock full of art returns to Sculpture@Shaw at Murrumbateman
Arts & Culture
After two pandemic ridden years, postponements, natural disasters and multiple crises, [email protected], at Shaw Wines, has made a triumphant return to a 40 acre paddock in Murrumbateman. Graeme Shaw and Belco Arts collaborated on the event, which includes a $15,000 prize for this year's major winner, Canberra installation artist S.A. Adair. Many of the dozens of works dotted around the...
Farewell to Crookwell’s John ‘Sam’ Williams, a true merino legend
Quietly-spoken Southern Tablelands wool legend John Williams, whose Koonwarra Merino Stud at Crookwell was a major influence in Australian merino breeding, has died at the age of 87. Known to all as Sam, he was the only stud master to win the prestigious Royal Easter Show Stonehaven Cup with two different studs, Koonwarra and Thalabah Merino Stud, amassing 13 trophies...
Looking for a great local media job? Region Media is hiring in the Riverina
Are you a journalist who likes a challenge? Are you keenly focused on local news, local people and the stories that matter to your community? Region Media is looking for staff as we grow our regional operation and launch our new platform in Wagga Wagga. We're looking for journalists who are self-starters and can rise to a challenge. We want...
Summernats is back for 2022, as engines start for a new fringe festival event
It's a blazing hot day and the engines are revving on Lonsdale St. Summernats is back for 2022, with the heartfelt support of the ACT Government, but not quite as you knew it decades ago. The 34th Summernats on 6 to 9 January will feature a 500-car cruise down Northbourne Avenue that will briefly shut down light rail as a...
Trevor Kennedy remembered as an astute investor, canny businessman and generous donor
Trevor Kennedy's business career was often a wild ride, encompassing the buccaneering days of Kerry Packer's Australian Consolidated Press empire at its height. But the businessman, who died this week at the age of 79, is also being remembered as a spectacularly generous donor to the National Museum of Australia, and being the co-creator – with his wife, Christina – of Horse...
Local cookbooks are a recipe for family, food and friendship
Food & Wine
I'm standing on a chair in my kitchen, looking for the Cootamundra Bulldogs Rugby League Ladies Auxiliary cookbook and its slice recipes. No luck there, but it's OK; I've dug out Entertaining with the Country Club, 1957-82. There are more slice recipes than you could poke a stick at, plenty of ideas for the fete, and in the general section,...
Barilaro tells ICAC Daryl Maguire was ‘a pain in the arse’ on project funding demands
Former Member for Monaro and deputy premier John Barilaro has given evidence to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) describing the decision to allocate funding for a widely panned Wagga Wagga shooting range as "deeply unusual". Mr Barilaro was giving evidence to ICAC about a $5.5 million grant to the Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA), which was funded in 2017 when...