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Friday, August 25 • 14:35 - 15:20
Short stories: Hyperlocals, freelance hacks, Muslims and moonshots

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Be Alfred, not Batman: Hyperlocal journalism that better serves diverse communities.
Daniel Seed, Stringer Press

Making it work as a freelancer
Michelle Duff, freelance journalist (NZ)

Media Moonshots! What the media can learn from some of the world's best innovators.
Kristofor Lawson, Moonshot podcast

How the news is harming Muslims: Exploring the problems with some Western news media coverage of Muslims, the effects of that coverage and what is being done to address it.
Jacqui Ewart, Griffith University/Reporting Islam


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Michelle Duff

Freelance journalist and columnist
Michelle Duff is a freelance journalist and weekly columnist for Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand's most-read news website. She writes for newspapers, magazines and websites from Australasia to the United States, including the Sunday-Star Times, Fairfax's Your Weekend magazine, The New Z... Read More →
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Jacqui Ewart

Associate professor, Griffith University
Associate Professor Jacqui Ewart was a journalist and media manager for a decade and has researched and written about news media coverage of cultural diversity and Muslims for more than 20 years. She is the leader of the award winning Reporting Islam project, which is developing resources to help journalists when reporting on stories involving Muslims. Jacqui is the author of Haneef: A Question of Character and co-author of Media Framing of the Muslim World: Conflicts, Crises and Contexts. She also researches communication before during and after disasters. Reporting... Read More →
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Kristofor Lawson

Co-host, Moonshot
Kristofor Lawson is an innovative journalist, digital editor, video producer, and co-host of Moonshot – a podcast exploring seemingly crazy technology ideas and the people trying to make them happen. He recently founded Lawson Media to experiment with new media ideas and is passionate about driving innovation in journalism. He has been awarded two innovation grants from the Walkley Foundation to produce Moonshot, and also to build a podcast recommendation engine. Kristofor was previously the video lead for the... Read More →
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Daniel Seed

Founder, Stringer Press
Daniel Seed graduated his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Qld in 2016. He is currently writing an Honours thesis on hyperlocal journalism projects in diverse communities. This research is analysing hyperlocal media case studies which are adapting traditional journalism techniques to better serve the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities. His current social journalism project, Stringer Press, is the practical application of this research. Stringer Press aims to bring better media access to diverse populations in Logan, Queensland and was shortlisted for a 2017 Walkley Foundation Innovation Grant. Through an online and targeted print presence, the project has a core focus of providing media access to marginalised communities, particular Indigenous and migrant voices, through a collaborative, immersive model. He has previously travelled to China and South Africa as part of an International Relations... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 14:35 - 15:20
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia