Clementine Norton.
Clementine Norton.

Clementine Norton appointed Chronicle's new editor

THE Fraser Coast Chronicle has appointed a new editor, promoting former deputy editor Clementine Norton to the top job.

Since moving to the Fraser Coast four years ago, she has held senior editorial positions including news editor and deputy editor.

"I'm delighted to be taking this step forward with the Fraser Coast Chronicle and Australian Regional Media," Ms Norton said.

"The Fraser Coast has a bright future, and the Chronicle will continue to listen to the community, go in to bat on their behalf, and be a strong voice and advocate for the region into the future, as it has been since 1860."

Ms Norton has worked in newspapers for nine years after graduating with a journalism degree from Perth's Curtin University, starting out at the West Australian before a three-year stint as chief reporter at the Bundaberg NewsMail.

She and her Bundaberg-born husband, Dean, own an old Queenslander in Maryborough that is being slowly - very slowly - restored to its former glory.

She's also convinced her parents to move to the Fraser Coast after telling them about the fantastic lifestyle, and is intent on getting as many people as she can to visit the region.

Ms Norton tries to frequent as many different coffee shops as she can in a week, and is a keen fan of trivia nights. She also loves hitting up the markets.

ARM editorial director Bryce Johns said Ms Norton had been acting editor two lengthy periods of time, and the promotion was reward for not just her strong work but also testament to her loyalty and an obvious care for the community.