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Sally doesn’t live here anymore

Sally doesn’t live here anymore

Thanks for dropping by, but Your Girl Reporter has a new home – I’ve started 2018 with a new website under my own name, Maria Spackman. All new content is being posted there, and I do hope you’ll join me. 

Do join me at my new website

New Year, New Name, New Identity

Your Girl Reporter has moved on for 2018, and is now blogging under her own name, instead of hiding behind a beloved fictional character.

Still covering the past, present and future of journalism. The views expressed here are entirely my own, as is the content except where expressly credited or linked to the original site.

Sally Baxter was a girl reporter who appeared in a series of books published in the 1960s. She inspired me to become a journalist, if that's any recommendation.

I’m Maria Spackman and you can follow my latest Adventures at www.mariaspackman.com

Join me there for all my Observations, from growing up in Hong Kong with my journalist parents to working on local newspapers in Britain and now learning to live in my native Australia. It’s fun.

Ain’t she tweet


Your Girl Reporter is now filing as Maria Spackman at www.mariaspackman.com Same great content, whole new website. I’m leaving Sally Baxter up, as I can’t quite bring myself to let her go completely, but it’s time to honour my family name – and use it. Hope you’ll join me for the Further Adventures of a Girl Reporter. It’ll be fun.