Who the hell is Scott Murphy anyway?
My name is Scott and I love to explore new things. I have the attention span of a goldfish on redbull and I really don't care what you... oooh, piece of candy.
Focus Scott, focus. Moving on.
I have a Bachelor of Journalism from UniSA, and have since worked in online, print, radio and television journalism. My ego defines this as "developing an extensive understanding of journalism as a whole" but really these experience were just plain fun and taught me to always question things no matter what I think the answer is. This leads me to where I found my passion in journalism.
It all started after an ill-planned working holiday in Canada, where I spent a year working and living in a country ski town called Fernie. I guess the experience of being flat broke and alone on the other side of the world left me with a better understanding of self and the world. It also made me respect the elements.
While I always had a passion for storytelling, these Canadian experiences sparked the passion for reporting on people and places. I loved video making however believed the world was a better stage and reality, a better script. The things I experience and saw were nothing I could have imagined and it was then I decided I was going to share this with the world.
When I came back downunder, in returned to Adelaide and started started getting me some skills. I developed my own projects, businesses and profits from storytelling and I found it was always easy for me to make a few bucks from story telling.
I started producing for the The Breakfast Show in 2015 - thats 101.5FM, Radio Adelaide for you locals. This gave me the chance to present ‘The Culture Guide" live on Friday mornings, while working with some incredible broadcast professionals such as Angus Randall and Anita Butcher. They taught me some really cool stuff and my professional respect for these two is beyond anything you could imagine.
After leaving the station to pursue some wider industry experience, I visited Network Ten in Adelaide for a week shadowing Ten Eyewitness News journalists Kate Somers, Caroline Morano and Adam Hegarty. This sparked my desire to work in TV news, finding enjoyment in the way news was gathered here. I had recently taken up a role producing packages for C44’s The Sports Show in hopes of getting more experience within this competitive medium. I worked on some pretty cool projects with the team and pushed their online presence to new heights.3
This landed be a job with Fairfax Media working for the Northern Argus in Clare, SA. While I loved the work, I didn't really fit in with the team and after about 10 months, I decided to say farewell and pursue a path that would make me happier. I returned to Adelaide and started working with BT while studying Public Relations and Communications. I bought a house, became a dad and moved to Mt Barker.
So why am I here and why should you care.
Well, in short, my passion lay in people’s passions. I love reporting on how people have achieved their dreams or taken a huge leap into the unusual. I love the environment, my city and the stories everywhere within its vines. I also believe journalism is about digging where the general public do not dig. I love all things digital too and understanding and putting my audience first.
I want to use these skills to help people tell their stories. Build followings and understand where their creations end up, not just shooting blind on the innerwebs. Exploring realities for what they are rather than what they appear to be sounds fun to be, and I'm going to have some fun helping others see this too.
I currently help out United MMA in refine their Facebook content and following to reach more people and control their message, while I am the social media manager for the SA Sports Show as they take their next chapter into the digital online streaming realm.
Reach out if you'd like a coffee and chat... but be warned, I am a coffee snob.
PR Specialist / Journalist / Entrepr-something