The theme of the June edition of Research News is 'Researching children and youth'. It features a range of articles about how research needs to be done differently with those born after 1990, remembering that this is a generation that has grown up with computer technology and media multi-tasking – as author Daphne Hume points out, the oldest of the teen group were just learning how to read when Internet Explorer was launched in 1995.
In the spirit of the theme, I decided as editor to commission a young designer/photographer to create this month's magazine cover. Full disclosure here: it was my niece Siobhan, who is is studying media and design at Box Hill TAFE in Melbourne. I was delighted to be able to phone her on her 18th birthday to ask, "How would you like your first paid design gig?"