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Wednesday, August 23
 

18:00

Andrew Quilty: Foreign correspondence and photography in the Instagram age (Student event)

An event especially for students. A camera and a sense of adventure have taken freelance photojournalist Andrew Quilty from Sydney to the global stage. He’s now based in Afghanistan, and his coverage of the conflict there has featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and TIME, and last year won him Australian journalism’s highest honour, the 2016 Gold Walkley. In this special event for students, Andrew will speak with Heather Faulkner about his photojournalism career. Over casual drinks they’ll discuss freelancing, social media’s role in the photographer’s kit, and show some of his favourite images.

This event is presented in partnership with Nikon Australia.


This event is free for students and $10 for others — but you must register (even students).
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Moderators
avatar for Heather Faulkner

Heather Faulkner

Senior Lecturer & Program Director, Photography, Queensland College of Art / Griffith University
Dr Heather Faulkner is a documentary photographer and immersive-storyteller whose work focuses on the synergetic themes of identity, place and belonging. In her twenty-year professional practice as a mainstream photojournalist, she has worked concurrently on addressing the histor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Quilty

Andrew Quilty

Freelance photojournalist
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism... Read More →



Wednesday August 23, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
The Fox Hotel 71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
 
Thursday, August 24
 

19:00

Storyology After Dark: A live magazine

Journalists tell their best true stories, live on stage.

A night of wit, wisdom and spilled ink as great journalism leaps from the page to the stage. Hear tales of jungles, nuns, drugs, Afghanistan, race relations, backyard shenanigans, investigations, musicians, children’s choirs, fainting on live TV and face tattoos … plus a brilliant audience and a great party.

Contributors include Dan Box, Jo Chandler, Trent Dalton, Michelle Duff (NZ), Nakkiah Lui, William McInnes, Sarah McVeigh, Tonya Mosley (US), Andrew Quilty, Tracey Spicer.

Created by Jacqui Park, with chief story editor David Leser and director Paige Rattray. 

With live music, memorable images and a few surprises. Your ticket includes a drink — join us at the bar after the show!

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Speakers
avatar for Dan Box

Dan Box

National crime reporter, The Australian
Dan Box is the national crime reporter for The Australian. He has previously worked for the BBC and The Sunday Times in London, and is the author of a book about Jake Kovco, the first Australian soldier to die in Iraq. Dan’s podcast and print investigation for The Australian, “Bo... Read More →
avatar for Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler

Freelance journalist, author, editor & educator
Jo Chandler is an award-winning freelance journalist, author, editor and educator. Her focus is on explanatory, boots-on-the-ground reporting across a diverse range of topics: science; environment; health; human rights; women’s and children’s issues; aid and development. She has filed from assignments across Africa, remote Australia, Antarctica, Afghanistan and, frequently over the past decade, Papua New Guinea. She has earned numerous distinctions for her storytelling, including Walkley and Quill awards, the Bragg Prize for Science Writing, the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and the ACFID Media Award. Formerly a long-time senior staffer at The Age, her work has featured in The Monthly, The Guardian, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmos, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Griffith Review, New Scientist, The Global Mail (vale), BBC.co and Undark, amongst others. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Deakin University Contemporary Histories Group, a journalism lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Monash Universities, the editor of Best Australian Science Writing 2016 (NewSouth), and author of... Read More →
avatar for Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton

Writer, The Weekend Australian Magazine
Trent Dalton writes for the award-winning Weekend Australian Magazine. A former assistant editor of The Courier-Mail, he has twice won a Walkley Award for excellence in journalism, been a four-time winner of the national News Awards Feature Journalist of the Year Award, and was n... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Duff

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 →
avatar for Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah Lui

Writer & actor
Nakkiah is a writer/actor and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman. She is a co-writer and star of Black Comedy on ABC TV and is a monthly columnist for The Australian Women's Weekly online. She has been an artist in residence at the Griffin Theatre Company (2013) and was playwright in residence at Belvoir from... Read More →
avatar for William McInnes

William McInnes

Actor and writer
William McInnes is one of the most accomplished and popular actors on the Australian landscape today. Equally at home in theatre, film and television, comedy and drama, he has played countless lead and supporting roles in some of the most successful and memorable productions this country has had to offer and has multiple AFI and Logie nominations for this extensive body of work. William is also the author of nine books: Full Bore, A... Read More →
avatar for Sarah McVeigh

Sarah McVeigh

Reporter, Triple J, Hack
Sarah McVeigh has been a reporter on Triple J’s youth current affairs show Hack on Triple J for the past four years. Prior to that she was a producer on Richard Glover’s Drive at 702 ABC Sydney. She is currently working on a new podcast for the ABC.  Photo: Daniel Boud... Read More →
avatar for Tonya Mosley

Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Quilty

Andrew Quilty

Freelance photojournalist
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer

Journalist and author
Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast whose TEDx Talk "The Lady Stripped Bare" has been seen by nearly 1.5 million people. Tracey has anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for several TV networks, and has brought her sassy style to talkback radio. Her ‘full-fron... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 19:00 - 20:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia
 
Friday, August 25
 

09:15

Boots-on-the-ground freelance reporting

Working solo brings freelancers great freedom – but as your own boss, great freedom comes with great responsibility. How can you apply your passions and skills to the stories that matter – both in your backyard and around the world?



Speakers
avatar for Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler

Freelance journalist, author, editor & educator
Jo Chandler is an award-winning freelance journalist, author, editor and educator. Her focus is on explanatory, boots-on-the-ground reporting across a diverse range of topics: science; environment; health; human rights; women’s and children’s issues; aid and development. She has filed from assignments across Africa, remote Australia, Antarctica, Afghanistan and, frequently over the past decade, Papua New Guinea. She has earned numerous distinctions for her storytelling, including Walkley and Quill awards, the Bragg Prize for Science Writing, the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and the ACFID Media Award. Formerly a long-time senior staffer at The Age, her work has featured in The Monthly, The Guardian, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmos, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Griffith Review, New Scientist, The Global Mail (vale), BBC.co and Undark, amongst others. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Deakin University Contemporary Histories Group, a journalism lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Monash Universities, the editor of Best Australian Science Writing 2016 (NewSouth), and author of... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 09:15 - 09:35
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

09:40

Tackling the Hulk: Aaron Glantz and Matt Liddy talk mammoth projects
We’re driven to take on big reporting projects — books, longform, investigations, interactives — by the power of journalism to make a difference. But how to stay sane (and organised) in the process? Two senior reporters share insights on how they deal with all the moving parts.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Glantz

Aaron Glantz

Senior reporter, Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently... Read More →
avatar for Matt Liddy

Matt Liddy

Editor, Interactive Digital Storytelling, ABC News
Matt Liddy leads a team of journalists, designers and developers at ABC News, who tell important stories in creative and innovative ways online. His team works with data, visuals and interactivity to bring complicated stories to life. They’re responsible for projects such as Vote... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 09:40 - 10:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

10:30

The new newsroom (Brisbane)
Get the skinny on new storytelling formats — whether mobile, data, VR or interactives — that are becoming accessible to all journalists.

This topic is also being offered in Sydney.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass

Speakers
avatar for Simon Elvery

Simon Elvery

Digital journalist, ABC Digital Interactive Storytelling Team
Simon Elvery is an award-winning digital journalist with more than a decade of experience telling stories on the web. He is an organiser of Hacks/Hackers Brisbane, a monthly community event that invites speakers to explore the intersection of new technologies and storytelling and... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Harvey

Nicola Harvey

Managing editor, BuzzFeed
Nicola Harvey is managing editor of BuzzFeed Australia. Prior to joining BuzzFeed she was a commissioning web editor and supervising VOD producer for ABC TV Arts. Nicola is an experienced editor, video producer and journalist working across web, mobile, TV and live events. She has edited websites for media organisations in Australia and the UK, and developed content strategies for VOD platforms, including ABC... Read More →
avatar for Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Executive editor, The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail
Chris Jones is the executive editor of The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail and a passionate advocate of change. Despite the obvious commercial challenges, he believes there has never been a more exciting time to work in newspapers. Not only are the audiences bigger than ever, bu... Read More →
avatar for Irene Jay Liu

Irene Jay Liu

APAC lead, Google News Lab
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category. Earlier, she worked at the South China Morning Post and as a political reporter with the Times Union in Albany, New York. She... Read More →



Friday August 25, 2017 10:30 - 11:15
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

11:15

Break
Friday August 25, 2017 11:15 - 11:45
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

11:45

The new reporting toolkit
Get the skinny on new storytelling formats — whether mobile, data, VR or interactives — that are becoming accessible to all journalists.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass



Speakers
avatar for Irene Jay Liu

Irene Jay Liu

APAC lead, Google News Lab
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category. Earlier, she worked at the South China Morning Post and as a political reporter with the Times Union in Albany, New York. She... Read More →



Friday August 25, 2017 11:45 - 12:05
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

12:10

Turn your story into a killer podcast (Brisbane)
From true crime and investigation to narrative and lifestyle, our panel of audio storytellers talk planning, research, writing, production and distribution.

This topic is also being offered in Sydney.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass

Moderators
avatar for Kellie Riordan

Kellie Riordan

Manager, ABC Audio Studios, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Kellie Riordan is the Manager of ABC Audio Studios, a podcast production house responsible for some of Australia’s most popular podcasts including Conversations, Short & Curly, The Real Thing, Earshot, and Motormouth. Kellie has previously been a trainer and leader for several ABC Radio teams, specialising in both talent development and editorial standards. Kellie was a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for Journalism at Oxford University in 2014, where she published a widely-regarded paper on editorial standards in the digital age. The paper was featured by Nieman Lab (Harvard), BBC 4, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, and ABC Radio National. Kellie began her career as a journalist with ABC News Online in 1997 before becoming a radio reporter with ABC News. In 1999, she was short-listed for the prestigious Andrew Olle scholarship for young Australian journalists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elly Bradfield

Elly Bradfield

Lead reporter, ABC News Toowoomba
Elly Bradfield is the Lead Reporter for ABC News in Toowoomba. Elly is most at home on the road with her recorder or camera where she can tell the stories of people in the bush. She has been sharing those stories at the ABC since 2011, where she has worked as a program producer and presenter in Brisbane, Mt Isa and Rockhampton. This year Elly has also worked for Radio National's Earshot in Sydney... Read More →
avatar for Claire Christian

Claire Christian

Writer, blogger and podcaster
Claire Christian is a storyteller: a writer, blogger, podcaster (Ask Pew!Pew!), youth arts facilitator and theatre maker. Her debut novel Beautiful Mess won the 2016 Text Publishing Text Prize. Her plays Talking to Brick Walls, Hedonism’s Second Album and The Landmine is Me are available through Playlab. Claire has travelled to far off distant lands and won awards with fancy words in the title like... Read More →
avatar for Kristofor Lawson

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 →
avatar for Amy McQuire

Amy McQuire

Indigenous affairs reporter / co-host, BuzzFeed Australia / Curtain podcast
Amy McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander journalist from Rockhampton, Central Queensland. She is currently Buzzfeed Australia's Indigenous affairs reporter. She has more than 10 years experience in Aboriginal journalism and previously has worked at the National Indigenous... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 12:10 - 13:00
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

13:00

Lunch break
Friday August 25, 2017 13:00 - 13:55
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

14:00

Capturing Afghanistan: Andrew Quilty in conversation with Paul Barclay
In a country left behind by war, stories abound of tragedy, beauty and daily life. Hear from one modern foreign correspondent, working independently and making the most of digital tools like Instagram.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass

Speakers
avatar for Paul Barclay

Paul Barclay

Announcer, ABC Radio National
Paul Barclay is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist with ABC Radio National. He is currently Presenter of Australia Talks, and Big Ideas. When circumstances permit, he produces radio documentaries for ABC Radio National’s Background Briefing. In 2005 he was winner of the Walkley Award for his investigation into... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Quilty

Andrew Quilty

Freelance photojournalist
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

14:35

Short stories: Hyperlocals, freelance hacks, Muslims and moonshots

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


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Duff

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 →
avatar for Jacqui Ewart

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 →
avatar for Kristofor Lawson

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 →
avatar for Daniel Seed

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

15:05

The F-word: BuzzFeed's misinformation expert Craig Silverman on fake news

How the internet turned fake news into a real threat, and what the media can do about it.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass


Speakers
avatar for Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman

Media editor, BuzzFeed News
Craig Silverman is an award-winning author and journalist and one of the world's leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the Media Editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and fake news. Craig previously was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, and also the founder of Emergent.info, a rumour tracking project that was developed as part a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. From 2004 to 2015 he wrote Regret The Error, a blog about media accuracy and corrections, which became part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and was the basis for an award-winning book of press criticism. Craig also edited The Verification Handbook and The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting for the European Journalism... Read More →



Friday August 25, 2017 15:05 - 15:35
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

15:30

Break
Friday August 25, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

16:00

Merit over mates: Women in media reach toward newsroom equality

Gahhh! Fifty years of feminism, and newsrooms are still predominantly white and male, especially at the top. Is there hope? Our panel explore unconscious bias, what men can do, and how we can all help each other.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass

Speakers
avatar for Kay McGrath

Kay McGrath

Presenter, Seven News
Kay McGrath is an award-winning journalist and presenter with 40 years' experience in the media. She has presented prime-time news bulletins in Queensland for 37 years and has worked with the Seven Network for the last 29 years. Kay currently anchors weekend bulletins and files s... Read More →
avatar for Kathy McLeish

Kathy McLeish

Senior journalist, ABC News & Current Affairs
Kathy McLeish is a senior journalist with ABC news and current affairs who has reported widely across ABC programs including 7.30, Landline, Australian Story, ABC news, and ABC radio current affairs programs. She’s been the executive producer of Stateline and 7.30 Qld and produced several documentaries for ABC programs. As a reporter... Read More →
avatar for Tonya Mosley

Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer

Journalist and author
Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast whose TEDx Talk "The Lady Stripped Bare" has been seen by nearly 1.5 million people. Tracey has anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for several TV networks, and has brought her sassy style to talkback radio. Her ‘full-fron... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 16:00 - 16:55
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

17:00

Hacks/Hackers Brisbane: Storyology Special

Cross-posted from the Meetup page where you can sign up (It's free, though. And registration is not essential.)

This month's Hacks/Hackers is in collaboration with Storyology.

Our main guest for the night will be Irene Jay Liu who leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She develops partnerships and programs to promote newsroom innovation and use technology to enhance reporting and storytelling.

Rough schedule:
5:00pm Arrive / Socialise / Grab a drink  
5:15pm Irene Jay Liu - Google News Lab  
5:30pm TBA  
5:45pm TBA  
6:00pm Short break  
6:10pm Open Discussion  
7:00pm Close / Socialise 

Hacks/Hackers is supported by a number of wonderful sponsors: Our presentation partner hub4101 provides event support and does a great job of promoting innovation, creativity and digital technology in the 4101 postcode.

We're very pleased to have sponsorship for this event from ThoughtWorks (who provide food and drink) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (who provide our venue).

If you have any other questions or suggestions for this event or to make 2017 a great year for Hacks/Hackers Brisbane, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

You can email us (simon@elvery.net or d.angus@uq.edu.au) or get in touch via Twitter (@hackshackersbne).


Moderators
avatar for Simon Elvery

Simon Elvery

Digital journalist, ABC Digital Interactive Storytelling Team
Simon Elvery is an award-winning digital journalist with more than a decade of experience telling stories on the web. He is an organiser of Hacks/Hackers Brisbane, a monthly community event that invites speakers to explore the intersection of new technologies and storytelling and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Irene Jay Liu

Irene Jay Liu

APAC lead, Google News Lab
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category. Earlier, she worked at the South China Morning Post and as a political reporter with the Times Union in Albany, New York. She... Read More →



Friday August 25, 2017 17:00 - 19:00
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia
 
Saturday, August 26
 

09:00

On the road: Foreign correspondence — Public panel

When you’re on the ground in an unknown land, how do you get your bearings and dig below the surface to discover how the locals live, and where the stories are? From instant images to book length reportage, we go behind the scenes with the intrepid storytellers who bring the world home to us.

This is a public talk — not just for journalists! Bring your friends and family. 

Buy tickets from the Brisbane Powerhouse
Ticket Options (prices exclude GST/fees)
Full Storyology Pass (access to the whole Brisbane festival) $196
Storyology: After Dark (includes one drink at the bar following the show) $50
Storyology: For Journalists (Includes a ticket to After Dark) $95
Storyology Saturday Full Day Pass (Includes access to five sessions): $110
Storyology Saturday Two Sessions (must be purchased online) $45*
*Choose from Queensland’s Life of CrimeThe Trump EffectOn The RoadFake NewsThe Streets of Your Town

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Glantz

Aaron Glantz

Senior reporter, Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently... Read More →
avatar for Liz Gooch

Liz Gooch

Journalist and producer, Al Jazeera
Liz Gooch is an Australian journalist who has been based in Asia for more than a decade. She has reported for a range of international media organisations including Al Jazeera, the International New York Times, CNN and the South China Morning Post. As the New York Times’ Malaysia correspondent, she covered issues such as the sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, street protests calling for free and fair elections, the rising influence of conservative Islam and the exploitation of refugees and migrants such as domestic helpers. She currently lives in Kuala Lumpur and works as a producer for... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Quilty

Andrew Quilty

Freelance photojournalist
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism... Read More →
avatar for Mark Willacy

Mark Willacy

Investigative reporter, ABC
Mark Willacy is an investigative reporter for the ABC’s National Reporting Team and is based in Brisbane. Before that he was a foreign correspondent for 10 years in the Middle East and North Asia, reporting for the ABC in more than 30 countries. He has won three Walkley Awards, including for his coverage of the 2003 Iraq War and the 2011 Japan tsunami and nuclear meltdowns... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

10:30

Fake news, real problems: Public talk with BuzzFeed's Craig Silverman
When fake news trumps reality, we’ve never needed good journalism more - and never appreciated it less. How can we rebuild trust in the media?

Buy tickets from the Brisbane Powerhouse
Ticket Options (prices exclude GST/fees)
Full Storyology Pass (access to the whole Brisbane festival) $196
Storyology: After Dark (includes one drink at the bar following the show) $50
Storyology: For Journalists (Includes a ticket to After Dark) $95
Storyology Saturday Full Day Pass (Includes access to five sessions): $110
Storyology Saturday Two Sessions (must be purchased online) $45*
*Choose from 
Queensland’s Life of CrimeThe Trump EffectOn The Road, Fake News, The Streets of Your Town

Moderators
avatar for Lucinda Beaman

Lucinda Beaman

FactCheck editor, The Conversation
Lucinda Beaman is FactCheck Editor at The Conversation. She works with academic experts to cut through political spin, fibs and half-truths, and hold Australia’s leaders to account by testing their claims against the evidence. As an online journalist in The Times of London Sydney... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman

Media editor, BuzzFeed News
Craig Silverman is an award-winning author and journalist and one of the world's leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the Media Editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and fake news. Craig previously was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, and also the founder of Emergent.info, a rumour tracking project that was developed as part a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. From 2004 to 2015 he wrote Regret The Error, a blog about media accuracy and corrections, which became part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and was the basis for an award-winning book of press criticism. Craig also edited The Verification Handbook and The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting for the European Journalism... Read More →



Saturday August 26, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

12:00

The Trump effect — Public panel
How were journalists so blindsided by the Trump phenomenon, and how can they reconnect with communities they haven’t been covering? How does the US experience mirror the rest of the world — and what can we learn from it?

Buy tickets from the Brisbane Powerhouse

Ticket Options (prices exclude GST/fees)
Full Storyology Pass (access to the whole Brisbane festival) $196
Storyology: After Dark (includes one drink at the bar following the show) $50
Storyology: For Journalists (Includes a ticket to After Dark) $95
Storyology Saturday Full Day Pass (Includes access to five sessions): $110
Storyology Saturday Two Sessions (must be purchased online) $45*
*Choose from 
Queensland’s Life of Crime, The Trump Effect, On The Road, Fake News, The Streets of Your Town

Moderators
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Christopher Warren

Journalist, Media Super
Christopher Warren is a journalist and writer. He has recently returned from a year at Stanford focussing on design thinking in public policy, journalism and creative writing. He is a former President of the International Federation of Journalists and Federal Secretary of the Media, Entertainment... Read More →

Speakers
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Damien Cave

Australia bureau chief, The New York Times
Damien Cave is the Australia bureau chief for The New York Times. He’s covered more than a dozen countries for the Times, including Mexico, Cuba, Iraq and Lebanon, and has been trying to play an active role in digital innovation since he covered the rise of Napster and the dot-co... Read More →
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Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →
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Colleen Ryan

Author and journalist
Colleen Ryan was a Fairfax journalist for over thirty-five years. She is a former editor of the Australian Financial Review and during her career she was Washington correspondent for the AFR and more recently China correspondent, based in Shanghai for six years. Colleen has worke... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

13:30

Queensland’s life of crime — Public panel
From the Moonlight State to bikie gangs, Queensland has been home to many colourful characters of crime and punishment — and it’s all rich fodder for investigative journalists, authors and historians. We’ll hear from some of the best.

Get tickets from the Brisbane Powerhouse site.

Buy tickets from the Brisbane Powerhouse
Ticket Options (prices exclude GST/fees)
Full Storyology Pass (access to the whole Brisbane festival) $196
Storyology: After Dark (includes one drink at the bar following the show) $50
Storyology: For Journalists (Includes a ticket to After Dark) $95
Storyology Saturday Full Day Pass (Includes access to five sessions): $110
Storyology Saturday Two Sessions (must be purchased online) $45*
*Choose from Queensland’s Life of CrimeThe Trump EffectOn The RoadFake NewsThe Streets of Your Town.  

Speakers
avatar for Quentin Dempster

Quentin Dempster

Contributing editor; Walkley Trustee, The New Daily
Quentin Dempster is contributing editor at The New Daily. He is chairman of the Walkley Foundation, a role he took on after serving two stints in recent years as chairman of the Walkley Advisory Board which judges the annual Walkley awards for excellence in Australian journalism. For 30 years Quentin was a presenter, interviewer and reporter for ABC television current affairs working for the 7.30 Report in NSW and Queensland, the national 7.30... Read More →
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Madonna King

Journalist and author
Madonna King is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels at News and the ABC (where she presented the Mornings program on 612 for six years). Madonna writes for Fairfax's Good Weekend magazine, and writes a highly successful weekly column in... Read More →
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Kate Kyriacou

Chief crime reporter, The Courier-Mail
Kate Kyriacou has been a journalist for more than 15 years, working for newspapers in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. Kate began reporting crime as a 21-year-old at a regional Victorian newspaper where the local police would drive her home from the pub and dob each other in on embarrassing but newsworthy incidents (like the time a late patrol spotted a UFO). She has won awards for her writing at both a state and national level and is the author of The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe's Killer. Kate has been The... Read More →
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Kerry O'Brien

Journalist and author
Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists with six Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism including the Gold Walkley, and the Walkley for Outstanding Leadership. Other industry awards include a Logie for public affairs coverage. He has been a journalist for 49 years covering print, television and wire service, as a reporter, feature writer, columnist and foreign correspondent. He has specialised in national politics for the ABC, as well as the Ten and Seven networks, and was press secretary to Labor leader Gough Whitlam. For ABC-TV he was the editor, presenter and interviewer for the 7.30 Report over 15 years, the presenter and interviewer at Four Corners for five years and at Lateline for six years. He has interviewed many world leaders including Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, as well as many influential figures in the arts, science and business. For 20 years he was also the face of the... Read More →
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Joshua Robertson

Brisbane correspondent, Guardian Australia
Joshua Robertson is Guardian Australia's correspondent for Queensland, where he writes across politics, the environment, business and crime. He previously worked on the investigations desk and covered organised crime for The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail, reporting extensively on outlaw motorcycle clubs in the years before they became a political issue for state and federal governments... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

15:00

Streets of your town — Public panel
What does Brisbane’s story look/sound/taste like in 2017? Once every Queenslander with a creative dream had an exit strategy. Today, young writers, musicians, journalists, artists and slashies of all stripes are staying and slaying in Brisbane.

Get tickets from the Brisbane Powerhouse site.

Moderators
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Jerath Head

Assistant editor, Griffith Review
Jerath Head is assistant editor at Griffith Review, and co-editor of Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back. He’s also a research assistant and content contributor for Griffith University’s Policy Innovation Hub. His writing has been published in New Philosopher and Kill You... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mel Buttle

Mel Buttle

Comedian and columnist, QWeekend
Mel Buttle is a hilarious bundle of contradictions, and she’s a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country. Originally from Brisbane, she has been performing on the live comedy circuit across the country for years. As well as live performance, she is a seasoned writer with a weekly column in The Courier-Mail, writing on ABC2 and Pivot... Read More →
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Patience Hodgson

The Grates / Southside Tearoom
With more than 15 years’ experience at the forefront of the music industry —both in Australia and internationally— and 5 years experience owning & operating a bar/cafe, Patience Hodgson, together with her partner John Patterson, brings a unique and charming perspective to both indie rock music and hospitality alike. Known for their catchy pop songs, adventurous and gamboling live... Read More →
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John Patterson

The Grates / Southside Tearoom
With more than 15 years’ experience at the forefront of the music industry —both in Australia and internationally— and 5 years experience owning & operating a bar/cafe, John Patterson, together with his partner Patience Hodgson, brings a unique and charming perspective to both indie rock music and hospitality alike. Known for their catchy pop songs, adventurous and gamboling live... Read More →
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Airling (Hannah Shepherd)

Singer-songwriter
Airling (Hannah Shepherd) is fast becoming one of the most talked about young artists in the Australian music industry with her own twist on pop music. In just her first 18 months, her career has a fantastic grounding: the release of her debut EP Love Gracefully, the successful track... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia
 
Monday, August 28
 

12:30

Lunchtime masterclass at General Assembly Sydney: Communicating with data

REGISTER HERE 

As more and more data is generated in the digital age and audiences are increasingly looking to journalists to interpret and identify the significance of trends and insights from data, it's imperative that journalists understand and grow their data literacy. 

Join GA and The Walkley Foundation for an exclusive one-hour lunchtime masterclass on communicating with data to tell an engaging story.

Learn from a data visualisation expert on basic principles of data visualisation, best practice for choosing the right data visualisation and how to engage with and communicate data through a mix of written and visual content. You'll walk away with a better understanding of data analysis, a greater ability to identify the data you're looking for, how you can convey the right message from a data set and how to avoid overcomplicated or confusing infographics.

This event is separately ticketed from the main conference: register on the General Assembly site. Tickets $20.

Speakers
MV

Martin Von Lupin

Martin is a user experience and user interface designer at the Sydney based data visualisation studio Small Multiples. As a designer he knows that great design is the product of a structured process involving several disciplines. In his studies of interface design at the Universi... Read More →



Monday August 28, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
GA Sydney Level M, 56-58 York Street Sydney, NSW 2000

18:00

Tools for Truth: Global media in the digital age (Free Sydney Ideas event)

Forget what you think you know about fake news. Our neighbours in Asia have been dealing with fake news, lies and propaganda for years. More recently, the same technology and social media platforms that have enabled political participation and social change have become a battleground for “weaponised” internet warriors to spread misinformation. And sometimes the perpetrators are governments themselves. Our global panel will discuss how citizens, journalists and publishers are fighting back with fact-checking, verification, data-driven reporting and collaborations across borders.



THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Moderators
avatar for Aim Sinpeng

Aim Sinpeng

Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Dr Aim Sinpeng’s research interests centre on the relationships between digital media, political participation and political regimes in Southeast Asia. She is particularly interested in the role of social media in shaping state-society relations and inducing political and social... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Videojournalist, ABC TV Foreign Correspondent
Matt Davis has worked as a multi-skilled journalist/producer/cameraman throughout the world’s metropolises and backwaters. Currently based at the ABC's Foreign Correspondent, Matt's recent work includes the AACTA and Walkley Award nominated documentary #BlackLivesMatter, interact... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →
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Siddharth Varadarajan

The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire (www.thewire.in), India's leading independent news and analysis site. He was earlier the editor in chief of The Hindu newspaper. A trained economist, he taught at New York University before joining The Times of India as a leader writer in 1995. As a reporter, he has covered the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq during post Gulf War sanctions, and the Kashmir problem. He was one of the few international journalists to visit and write about Afghanistan during Taliban rule. His 2002 book Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy, was the first book-length account of the anti-Muslim violence that took the lives of 1500 people in the Indian state. He has taught journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Poynter Media Fellow at Yale University. He is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in... Read More →



Monday August 28, 2017 18:00 - 19:30
Sydney Uni Law School Foyer Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, the University of Sydney

18:30

Fighting the fakes — Free event, co-presented with RMIT

Fighting the fakes:

Presented by RMIT and the Walkley Foundation as part of Storyology

An entire verification ecosystem has sprung up to fight the problem of misinformation (y’know, “fake news”). From tech solutions to business models and strategies, hear from some of the superheroes focused on rebuilding trust in journalism and facts. Our panel, a veritable justice league for journalism, are fact-checkers, contextualisers, debunkers and educators employing an arsenal of new tech solutions and old-fashioned journalistic techniques. They’ll talk about how the media’s responsibilities to the public are changing now that everyone is a witness and it’s shockingly easy to fabricate facts.

This is a free event, but registration is essential. Register on Eventbrite


Moderators
RS

Russell Skelton

Founding director, RMIT ABC Fact Check

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Farrer

Gordon Farrer

Chief academic investigator, RMIT ABC Fact Check
Gordon Farrer is chief academic investigator for RMIT ABC Fact Check and a lecturer in the RMIT School of Media and Communication’s journalism program. Before moving into academia he was a journalist for more than 25 years, having worked in the magazine and newspaper industries in production, editing and writing. During more than 13 years at The Age newspaper, in Melbourne, he held roles such as editor of Green Guide, Technology editor, Focus page editor, Opinion and Letters editor and Graphics editor... Read More →
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Frédéric Filloux

Editor, Monday Note
Frédéric Filloux is currently International Fellow at the John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University.  He is also the editor of the Monday Note, a newsletter / blog that covers digital business models and technology since 2007. His co-author is Jean-Louis Gassée, a tech investor based in Palo Alto. The Monday Note is now hosted by Medium and republished by Quartz. It reaches about 30,000 media professionals each week. | | During his time at Stanford, Frederic initiated the News Quality Scoring Project which is aimed at surfacing quality journalism from the web, in real time, at scale and automatically. By whitelisting numerous news sources and authors, NQS will also address the fake news problem. Prior to that, Frederic spent four years as head of digital for Groupe Les Echos, France's main business news provider. From 2007 until 2010... Read More →
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Irene Jay Liu

APAC lead, Google News Lab
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category. Earlier, she worked at the South China Morning Post and as a political reporter with the Times Union in Albany, New York. She... Read More →
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Kate Torney

CEO, State Library of Victoria
Kate Torney was announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the State Library of Victoria in July 2015.  SLV is Victoria’s oldest cultural institution and Australia’s busiest public library with around 1.9 million visitors each year over 4 million visits online. Kate is the Deputy Chair of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) and Co-Chair of GLAM Peak which leads collaboration between galleries, libraries, archives and museums sectors in Australia to enable people to access, use and build on our national collections. From April 2009 Kate was Director of News at the ABC, leading 1400 journalists and production staff around Australia and in 11 international bureaus. Kate was a member of the... Read More →



Monday August 28, 2017 18:30 - 19:45
State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette 328 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
 
Tuesday, August 29
 

10:00

Verification and user-generated content workshop with Storyful's Esther Chan
REGISTER HERE

An ever-popular practical session that’s been a Storyology favourite for the past two years. Learn the latest tools and practices for verifying eyewitness and citizen accounts online, with the team from the world’s first social media agency, Storyful. Led by Esther Chan and the Storyful team.

This workshop is free, but registration is essential.
Register on Eventbrite here.

This event is supported by Storyful.
The Walkley training program is supported by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund.

Speakers
avatar for Esther Chan

Esther Chan

Australia editor, Storyful
Esther Chan is the acting Australia Editor at Storyful, the world’s first social media agency that has been at the forefront of news integrity and literacy. Previously a world news journalist for Storyful in its Hong Kong bureau, she has been searching and acquiring user-generated content with tact, integrity and scrutiny. Before diving into the realm of digital news, Esther was a documentary filmmaker and TV reporter for Hong... Read More →



Tuesday August 29, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Walkley/MEAA Conference Room Ground floor, 245 Chalmers St, Redfern, NSW 2016

12:00

Fake News Fightback – Lunch talk, co-presented with Melbourne Press Club

President Donald Trump’s obsession with “fake news” has America a-twitter with distrust for the fourth estate. But it’s also a boon for investigative journalists. Activists are agitating, minorities are calling to have their voices heard and the Black Lives Matter movement is picking up steam.

To discuss it all we welcome two talented American reporters. Tonya Mosley is public radio station KQED’s senior Silicon Valley reporter. She won an Emmy in 2016 for her televised piece “Beyond Ferguson”, and has built a curriculum for journalists to address implicit bias. Emmy-nominated investigative reporter and author Aaron Glantz has turned his attention to Trump after years covering the war in Iraq and the lives of returned veterans. Beyond the big questions such as whether the election was fixed, he’s been digging into the paper trail on Trump associates.

At this special event jointly hosted by the Walkley Foundation’s Storyology series and the Melbourne Press Club – Mosley and Glantz will discuss the challenges for the United States and its media, and how newsrooms can work smarter, dig deeper and rebuild trust in great journalism.

THIS IS A PARTNER EVENT HOSTED BY MELBOURNE PRESS CLUB - TO REGISTER BOOK TICKETS ON THE MELBOURNE PRESS CLUB SITE.

$48 for members and students – MEAA members are eligible for the member rate. 
$68 for non-members
(Includes two courses and a drink)
All prices are GST inclusive


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Glantz

Aaron Glantz

Senior reporter, Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently... Read More →
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Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →



Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, Crown Metropol Hotel 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC

18:00

The Edit with Andrew Quilty (Melbourne, for students/young journalists)

At this very special Edit event hear Andrew Quilty discuss his work as a freelance photographer in Afghanistan and how the tools of his trade are changing.

Bring your own questions and learn from a professional at the top of his craft.

This special Edit event is run in partnership with the Melbourne Press Club and with support from Nikon. The forum will be hosted by ABC reporter Stephanie Anderson.

Guest speaker: 
A camera and a sense of adventure have taken freelance photojournalist 
Andrew Quilty from Sydney to the global stage. He is now based in Afghanistan and his coverage of the country’s recovery from war has featured in The New York TimesThe Washington PostTime and last year won him the Gold Walkley.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday 29 August, 6:30 – 8pm (forum kicks off at 7pm)

Location: 
Belleville – Globe Alley, Melbourne VIC 3000

Price: 
$15 per person, includes a drink and snacks

The Edit is open to young and early career journalists, as well as journalism students.

Register on Eventbrite

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Quilty

Andrew Quilty

Freelance photojournalist
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism... Read More →



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Tuesday August 29, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Belleville Globe Alley, Melbourne
 
Wednesday, August 30
 

09:00

Registration and TBA

Wednesday August 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

09:45

Setting the scene for the day's conversations

Speakers
avatar for Jacqui Park

Jacqui Park

CEO, Walkley Foundation
Jacqui Park works with the Walkley Board to set The Walkley Foundation’s strategic direction, identifying new programs and developing relationships to support its aims. She oversees the Walkley innovation program and is program director for the flagship Storyology summit. In more than a decade as regional director for the International Federation of Journalists Asia Pacific, Jacqui was responsible for leading a team of experts in press freedom advocacy and media support work from the Pacific to Afghanistan. She has extensive experience across South and South East Asia, both in the media and with a range of media development and UN organisations. She is also the founding editor of The Walkley Magazine: Inside the Media in Australia and New Zealand. Jacqui was a 2015-2016 John S. Knight International Journalism Fellow at Stanford University... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 09:45 - 10:05
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

10:10

A Matter of Trust: Guardian Australia's Lenore Taylor

Speakers
avatar for Lenore Taylor

Lenore Taylor

Editor, Guardian Australia
Lenore Taylor is Guardian Australia's editor. During almost three decades of political reporting, she won two Walkley awards and twice won the Paul Lyneham award for excellence in press gallery journalism. She was the Australian Financial Review’s Europe correspondent in the earl... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:10 - 10:25
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

10:30

International keynote: Facebook's Áine Kerr

Launched in January 2017, the FJP’s mission is to strengthen Facebook’s relationships with the news industry by developing new tools and trainings for both journalists and news consumers. Facebook’s manager of journalism partnerships, Aine Kerr, will discuss the efforts thus far and what’s ahead.

+ Q&A with Marc Fennell, ABC/SBS

Get a day pass or full festival pass for Storyology in Sydney



Moderators
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Marc Fennell

Presenter, SBS2 The Feed, SBS & ABC
Marc Fennell is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, critic and the host of SBS VICELAND’s nightly news show The Feed. In a career spanning the BBC, Network Ten, Foxtel and the ABC, Marc has interviewed everyone from Julian Assange to Tom Cruise. Marc also hosts ABC... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Áine Kerr

Áine Kerr

Manager, Global Journalism Partnerships, Facebook
Áine Kerr leads global journalism partnerships at Facebook, overseeing a team focused on building products, tools and services for journalists and also working to improve news literacy for news consumers. Previously, she spent five years at Storyful, where she served as head of content and political editor before being appointed managing editor in December 2011 at the time of the... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:30 - 11:10
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

11:15

Building the business of journalism
Finding the digital business model is a needle in the online haystack. Our panel will review what's working and what isn't.

Get a day pass or full festival pass for Storyology in Sydney


Speakers
avatar for Sinead Boucher

Sinead Boucher

CEO, Fairfax Media New Zealand
Sinead Boucher is CEO of Fairfax Media New Zealand, and is responsible for more than 600 journalists working across almost 100 digital, newspaper and magazine productions. Sinead has been instrumental in growing stuff.co.nz to become New Zealand's biggest domestic site, developing Fairfax's digital strategy and content approach... Read More →
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Stuart Fagg

GM Digital, The Australian
Stuart Fagg is an experienced digital media product leader with a proven track record of defining and executing digital strategies spanning product, content, e-commerce and commercialisation across web, mobile and app platforms. In his current role he is responsible for defining and delivering The... Read More →
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Gautam Mishra

Founder and CEO, inkl
Gautam Mishra is the Founder and CEO of inkl, a premium news service that licenses articles from the world's best news sources. Inkl's aim is to improve readers' understanding of the world through essential, reliable coverage free from noise and clickbait. Prior to inkl Gautam wa... Read More →
avatar for Siddharth Varadarajan

Siddharth Varadarajan

The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire (www.thewire.in), India's leading independent news and analysis site. He was earlier the editor in chief of The Hindu newspaper. A trained economist, he taught at New York University before joining The Times of India as a leader writer in 1995. As a reporter, he has covered the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq during post Gulf War sanctions, and the Kashmir problem. He was one of the few international journalists to visit and write about Afghanistan during Taliban rule. His 2002 book Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy, was the first book-length account of the anti-Muslim violence that took the lives of 1500 people in the Indian state. He has taught journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Poynter Media Fellow at Yale University. He is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 11:15 - 12:00
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

12:05

The new newsroom (Sydney)
As news organisations shift from ads to reader revenue, they’ll need to connect more deeply with their audiences. How do they do it? And how does this change journalism?

This topic is also being offered in Brisbane, with a different mix of panellists.

Get a day pass or full festival pass for Storyology in Sydney


Moderators
avatar for Tim Fisher

Tim Fisher

Editorial Director, Broadsheet Media
Tim Fisher is editorial director of Broadsheet Media and a board member of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. He has edited websites and magazines for publishers including Architecture Media, News Corp and Morrison Media, worked on communication strategy for non-profit organisations... Read More →

Speakers
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Peter Fowler

Presenter, founder, Radio NZ, VoxPop
Peter Fowler has a passion for public broadcasting and is a digital news pioneer.   His latest innovation “VoxPop” is a radio studio in your pocket. VoxPop allows anyone to record in near-studio quality on their smartphone which is also transcribed to text and uploaded to the radio station for broadcast/digital publication. VoxPop bridges the divide between the terrestrial side of radio and the digital side and helps them grow and interact with audience together. Peter currently works at RNZ as a presenter/journalist based in... Read More →
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Áine Kerr

Manager, Global Journalism Partnerships, Facebook
Áine Kerr leads global journalism partnerships at Facebook, overseeing a team focused on building products, tools and services for journalists and also working to improve news literacy for news consumers. Previously, she spent five years at Storyful, where she served as head of content and political editor before being appointed managing editor in December 2011 at the time of the... Read More →
avatar for Irene Jay Liu

Irene Jay Liu

APAC lead, Google News Lab
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category. Earlier, she worked at the South China Morning Post and as a political reporter with the Times Union in Albany, New York. She... Read More →
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:05 - 12:45
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

12:45

13:45

WTF is happening in the USA?
How were journalists so blindsided by the Trump phenomenon, and how can they reconnect with communities they haven’t been covering? Our panel discuss what the local and international coverage gets right and wrong. Are the cartoonists the only ones enjoying this?

Get a day pass or full festival pass for Storyology in Sydney 

Moderators
avatar for Tory Maguire

Tory Maguire

Editor in chief, HuffPost Australia
Tory Maguire is the editor in chief of Huffington Post Australia, which launched in August 2015. Prior to joining HuffPost Tory spent 15 years at News Corporation, in various reporting and editing roles.

Speakers
avatar for Damien Cave

Damien Cave

Australia bureau chief, The New York Times
Damien Cave is the Australia bureau chief for The New York Times. He’s covered more than a dozen countries for the Times, including Mexico, Cuba, Iraq and Lebanon, and has been trying to play an active role in digital innovation since he covered the rise of Napster and the dot-co... Read More →
avatar for Tonya Mosley

Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →
avatar for David Rowe

David Rowe

Editorial artist, Australian Financial Review
David Rowe has been the editorial artist at the Australian Financial Review for the past 24 years. He has won numerous awards for his drawings including the Grand Prix for world press cartoon of the year, and three Walkleys including the 2016 award for best artwork.
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Leigh Sales

Anchor, ABC 7.30, ABC
Leigh Sales anchors the ABC’s prime time flagship current affairs program, 7.30.  She has interviewed world leaders in politics, business and the arts, along with every living Australian Prime Minister.  Before hosting 7.30, she held roles at the network including National Security Correspondent and Washington Correspondent from 2001-2006. Leigh is the author of two books, Detainee 002 and On Doubt and has two Walkley Awards... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 13:45 - 14:30
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

14:35

Presentation: Frédéric Filloux on the News Quality Scoring Project
Filloux's new project is intended to boost quality journalism and fight fake news by using an algorithm to rate the trustworthiness of digital stories.

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Speakers
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Frédéric Filloux

Editor, Monday Note
Frédéric Filloux is currently International Fellow at the John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University.  He is also the editor of the Monday Note, a newsletter / blog that covers digital business models and technology since 2007. His co-author is Jean-Louis Gassée, a tech investor based in Palo Alto. The Monday Note is now hosted by Medium and republished by Quartz. It reaches about 30,000 media professionals each week. | | During his time at Stanford, Frederic initiated the News Quality Scoring Project which is aimed at surfacing quality journalism from the web, in real time, at scale and automatically. By whitelisting numerous news sources and authors, NQS will also address the fake news problem. Prior to that, Frederic spent four years as head of digital for Groupe Les Echos, France's main business news provider. From 2007 until 2010... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 14:35 - 15:05
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

15:10

Presentation: Tonya Mosley (US) on unconscious bias
Even when we want to do a better job covering race and ethnicity, our assumptions and hidden biases can trip us up. What can we do about it?

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Speakers
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Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 15:10 - 15:30
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

15:35

Structuring stories to grab an audience
We’re all changing how we read, watch, listen to and interact with the news. How do we adapt our storytelling techniques?

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Moderators
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Caroline Overington

Author and journalist
Caroline Overington is a two-time winner of the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism; and a winner of the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Excellence in Journalism. A former New York correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Caroline is the author of two non-fiction books, including Kickback: Inside the AWB Scandal, which won the $30,000 Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature, and Only in New York, a comedy about taking her infant twins to live in Manhattan. Her study of the execution of Louisa Collins at... Read More →

Speakers
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Dan Box

National crime reporter, The Australian
Dan Box is the national crime reporter for The Australian. He has previously worked for the BBC and The Sunday Times in London, and is the author of a book about Jake Kovco, the first Australian soldier to die in Iraq. Dan’s podcast and print investigation for The Australian, “Bo... Read More →
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Aaron Glantz

Senior reporter, Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently... Read More →
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Caro Meldrum-Hanna

Investigative reporter, ABC Four Corners
Caro Meldrum-Hanna is a reporter with ABC TV's Four Corners program. In December 2015 she was awarded the highest honour in Australian journalism, the Gold Walkley, plus the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism, for her dogged expose of the illegal practice of live baiting... Read More →
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Ivan O’Mahoney

Director, Executive Producer & Writer, In Films
Ivan O’Mahoney received the 2016 Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Award, the Walkley Documentary Award, the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television (AACTA) Award and the Amnesty International Media Award for ABC’s domestic violence series Hitting Home. He is also the recipient of the 2013 AACTA for Best Documentary Series and the 2012 ADG Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Series for his work on the SBS refugee series Go Back To Where You Came From. Ivan has directed and produced films for HBO, BBC, ARTE, Channel 4, PBS... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 15:35 - 16:10
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

16:15

Media in full color: Reflecting the real community
The faces and voices in our news are still catching up to the diversity of the community they’re supposed to reflect. What can all of us be doing to make media more representative and fair?

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Moderators
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Michele Fonseca

Head of Community Engagement, ABC
Michele is the ABC’s Head of Community Engagement, responsible for leading the ABC’s key initiatives around community engagement as well as diversity and inclusion. Prior to that, Michele was the Head of Strategy and Staff Development for ABC News. In that role, she led strategic planning for ABC News and helped drive the ongoing transition from a broadcast to digital media environment. Michele established a Diversity Working Group within ABC News, with the aim of making the operation more reflective of... Read More →

Speakers
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Allan Clarke

Investigative Journalist, NITV
Growing up in the small town of Bourke in western New South Wales, Muruwari man Allan Clarke became fascinated with the media at a very early age. Watching negative reports on his hometown and the local Aboriginal community through mainstream media, he found it hard to reconcile his perception of his community against the way it was being portrayed. Allan has worked in television and online for several media outlets, including, the ABC, SBS and BuzzFeed and is currently an investigative journalist with NITV and the host of... Read More →
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Isabel Lo

Founder, Media Diversity Australia
Isabel Lo is a freelance journalist and the founder of Media Diversity Australia, based in Sydney. Prior to this she was a senior editor at Mamamia, and produced at the ABC for shows including Hack Live, The Drum, Afternoon Live, Lateline Business and News Breakfast. Further abroad she worked for CNN International in London covering notable events including Grexit, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and labour strikes in Asia. As part of the fledgling team that launched ABC News 24 she has worked in almost every position in the newsroom as a show runner, planner, presenter, autocue operator, supervising producer and tea room lady. Born in Australia, she spent her most formative years growing up in Vanuatu, educated by French and British... Read More →
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Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 16:15 - 16:45
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

16:50

Short stories: Digital yarns
One of our favorite bits of Storyology from last year! We get speakers from across the media landscape to squeeze one huge idea or substantive passion project into the unreasonably short space of five minutes.

VoxPop: A radio studio in your pocket
Peter Fowler,VoxPop (NZ)

My Grandmother’s Lingo
Gina McKeon, SBS, and Angelina Joshua, language worker and teacher

Burn the Register: Harnessing the power of the crowd to keep the bastards honest.
Jackson Gothe-Snape, Burn the Register founder

Between the Line Charts
Now you can instantly create charts from ABS, OECD and UNESCO data.
Kaho Cheung, web developer, Data Explorer


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Speakers
avatar for Kaho Cheung

Kaho Cheung

Web developer, Data Explorer
Kaho Cheung is a web developer with a passion for data and interaction design. He is currently working at the State Library of NSW in a research and visualisation role as the DX Lab Developer. Previously, Kaho was a developer at the Powerhouse Museum (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences... Read More →
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Peter Fowler

Presenter, founder, Radio NZ, VoxPop
Peter Fowler has a passion for public broadcasting and is a digital news pioneer.   His latest innovation “VoxPop” is a radio studio in your pocket. VoxPop allows anyone to record in near-studio quality on their smartphone which is also transcribed to text and uploaded to the radio station for broadcast/digital publication. VoxPop bridges the divide between the terrestrial side of radio and the digital side and helps them grow and interact with audience together. Peter currently works at RNZ as a presenter/journalist based in... Read More →
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Jackson Gothe-Snape

Founder & journalist, BURN THE REGISTER
Jackson Gothe-Snape came to journalism following careers in law and the public service. The Data Journalism Handbook opened his eyes to new opportunities in media and, after teaching himself the basics of coding, he somehow scored a gig inside the Canberra Press Gallery in 2013. | | Working at the coalface of political news, he looks to data analysis and freedom of information requests for leads. He has only unearthed one entitlements scandal so far, but his approach has delivered a fresh perspective on migration reform this year. | | Making a searchable version of the South Australian lobbyist register in 2014 was the start of his mission to end patronising transparency practices. His @lobbywhat Twitter bot tweets updates to the federal lobbyist register and is followed by a... Read More →
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Angelina Joshua

Language worker & teacher, Ngukurr Language Centre
Angelina Joshua is from a small community called Ngukurr in South East Arnhem Land. Angelina works as a language worker and teacher at Ngukurr Language Centre. Her passion is teaching, sharing and preserving her traditional language: Marra. She can currently speak three languages... Read More →
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Gina McKeon

Journalist & producer, SBS
Gina McKeon is multiple Walkley Award-winning journalist and producer. Gina has worked across radio, TV and online at ABC and SBS. She produced the online documentary “My Grandmother's Lingo”, which won a 2017 Webby Award, 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award and the 2016 Walkl... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 16:50 - 17:30
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
 
Thursday, August 31
 

09:45

Registration

Thursday August 31, 2017 09:45 - 10:10
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

10:10

Storylines and fault lines – making journalistic films
Speakers
avatar for Ivan O’Mahoney

Ivan O’Mahoney

Director, Executive Producer & Writer, In Films
Ivan O’Mahoney received the 2016 Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Award, the Walkley Documentary Award, the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television (AACTA) Award and the Amnesty International Media Award for ABC’s domestic violence series Hitting Home. He is also the recipient of the 2013 AACTA for Best Documentary Series and the 2012 ADG Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Series for his work on the SBS refugee series Go Back To Where You Came From. Ivan has directed and produced films for HBO, BBC, ARTE, Channel 4, PBS... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:10 - 10:30
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

10:40

International keynote: Disinformation & the Mob, Maria Ressa, Rappler CEO

Disinformation & the Mob

A look at how a state-controlled social media propaganda machine incites hate and erodes trust in media and other institutions in the Philippines. A combination of bots, fake accounts, and fake news are weakening democracy and plunging the country into a spiral of silence.

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Speakers
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:40 - 11:20
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

11:20

Morning break

Thursday August 31, 2017 11:20 - 11:35
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

11:35

Rabbit holes: Choosing what to investigate
The world is full of problems, and you can’t investigate everything. It can be a long, expensive road just to verify a tip. And even if it’s good, you might have zero impact if your story lands in an unreceptive political climate. But if you focus purely on potential impact, some unpopular issues might never see daylight. Our panel of veteran investigative journalists talk about how they decide what to cover.

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Moderators
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Olivia Rosenman

Executive producer, Fourth Estate, 2SER
Olivia Rosenman is a journalist and audio producer with experience working in media and communications in Australia and China. She is the executive producer of Fourth Estate, a weekly media affairs show broadcast on 2SER Radio in Sydney. Olivia is represented by the Audiocraft Agency, an association of... Read More →

Speakers
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Aaron Glantz

Senior reporter, Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently... Read More →
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Kate McClymont

Senior journalist, Fairfax Media
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and a former chair of the Walkley Advisory Board. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1981 with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and joined the Herald in 1985 as a graduate cadet. She later worked at the National Times followed by a two-year stint as a researcher at the... Read More →
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Gerard Ryle

Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Gerard Ryle led the team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca that won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. Gerard is the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington, DC. The Panama Papers brought together 376 investigative journalists from 109 news organisations in 76 countries, who spent months collaborating in researching and checking the documents, using protected communication channels, bespoke search engines and other specialised tools built by ICIJ, and ICIJ coordinated the release of the information across the world. It was the biggest cross-border collaboration in journalism history. Before joining as the... Read More →
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Siddharth Varadarajan

The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire (www.thewire.in), India's leading independent news and analysis site. He was earlier the editor in chief of The Hindu newspaper. A trained economist, he taught at New York University before joining The Times of India as a leader writer in 1995. As a reporter, he has covered the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq during post Gulf War sanctions, and the Kashmir problem. He was one of the few international journalists to visit and write about Afghanistan during Taliban rule. His 2002 book Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy, was the first book-length account of the anti-Muslim violence that took the lives of 1500 people in the Indian state. He has taught journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Poynter Media Fellow at Yale University. He is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 11:35 - 12:10
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

12:15

The new reporting toolkit

Get the skinny on new storytelling formats — whether mobile, data, VR or interactives — that are becoming accessible to all journalists.

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Speakers
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Irene Jay Liu

APAC lead, Google News Lab
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category. Earlier, she worked at the South China Morning Post and as a political reporter with the Times Union in Albany, New York. She... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 12:15 - 12:40
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

12:45

Down to The Wire: Independence in India

The founding editor of The Wire (India) is uncompromising on the importance of independent journalism; the news site is editorially and financially structured to protect that independence. Hear how this new digital player has made a name for itself in India’s robust media ecosystem.

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Speakers
avatar for Siddharth Varadarajan

Siddharth Varadarajan

The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire (www.thewire.in), India's leading independent news and analysis site. He was earlier the editor in chief of The Hindu newspaper. A trained economist, he taught at New York University before joining The Times of India as a leader writer in 1995. As a reporter, he has covered the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq during post Gulf War sanctions, and the Kashmir problem. He was one of the few international journalists to visit and write about Afghanistan during Taliban rule. His 2002 book Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy, was the first book-length account of the anti-Muslim violence that took the lives of 1500 people in the Indian state. He has taught journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Poynter Media Fellow at Yale University. He is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 12:45 - 13:10
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

13:10

Lunch break

Thursday August 31, 2017 13:10 - 14:00
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

14:00

How do we rebuild trust in journalism?

We’re losing the public: trust in media is declining. What do we do about it? Experiments and new approaches from here and abroad.

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Speakers
avatar for Lucinda Beaman

Lucinda Beaman

FactCheck editor, The Conversation
Lucinda Beaman is FactCheck Editor at The Conversation. She works with academic experts to cut through political spin, fibs and half-truths, and hold Australia’s leaders to account by testing their claims against the evidence. As an online journalist in The Times of London Sydney... Read More →
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Esther Chan

Australia editor, Storyful
Esther Chan is the acting Australia Editor at Storyful, the world’s first social media agency that has been at the forefront of news integrity and literacy. Previously a world news journalist for Storyful in its Hong Kong bureau, she has been searching and acquiring user-generated content with tact, integrity and scrutiny. Before diving into the realm of digital news, Esther was a documentary filmmaker and TV reporter for Hong... Read More →
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Frédéric Filloux

Editor, Monday Note
Frédéric Filloux is currently International Fellow at the John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University.  He is also the editor of the Monday Note, a newsletter / blog that covers digital business models and technology since 2007. His co-author is Jean-Louis Gassée, a tech investor based in Palo Alto. The Monday Note is now hosted by Medium and republished by Quartz. It reaches about 30,000 media professionals each week. | | During his time at Stanford, Frederic initiated the News Quality Scoring Project which is aimed at surfacing quality journalism from the web, in real time, at scale and automatically. By whitelisting numerous news sources and authors, NQS will also address the fake news problem. Prior to that, Frederic spent four years as head of digital for Groupe Les Echos, France's main business news provider. From 2007 until 2010... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 14:00 - 14:45
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

14:45

Framing war: Andrew and Ben Quilty talk with Jennifer Byrne
Photographers and artists capture the visuals that frame our understanding and memory of conflicts. Two leaders in this field (who happen to be cousins) compare notes on the visual story of Afghanistan and the men and women who have served there.

Moderators
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Jennifer Byrne

Host, The Book Club, ABC TV
Jennifer Byrne began her career in journalism as a cadet with The Age. After working in the US and Britain, Jennifer moved to television as a reporter with Channel Nine’s Sunday program, and later with 60 Minutes. In 1993, she became the morning presenter on ABC Radio’s 2BL, and in 1995 was appointed publishing director of Reed Books. In 1999, Jennifer took up the anchor role at Foreign Correspondent, and for five years worked both as host and reporter for the program. During that time she wrote features and book reviews and regularly hosted Radio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty

Artist
Ben Quilty (b.1973) lives and works in Robertson NSW, Australia. Widely known for his thick, gestural oil paintings, Quilty has worked across a range of media including drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. His works often serve as a reflection of social and political events; from the current global refugee crisis to the complex social history of our country, he is constantly critiquing notions of identity, patriotism and belonging... Read More →
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Andrew Quilty

Freelance photojournalist
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 14:45 - 15:20
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

15:00

Clinic: Dealing with trolls & managing online harassment
In this casual session, drop in & discuss your concerns about online harassment with Maria Ressa & Julie Posetti for realtime strategising.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Posetti

Julie Posetti

Head of Digital Editorial Capability/Journalism Research Fellow, Fairfax Media/University of Wollongong
Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. Posetti is the author of a the major global UNESCO study, Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age published in 2017. She currently heads up Digital Editorial Capability at Fairfax Media where she has led podcast experimentation in the metropolitan newsrooms and co-produced the acclaimed investigative podcast Phoebe's Fall for The Age. A former editor, presenter and reporter with the... Read More →
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
FOYER - Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst

15:25

Art on the page, with Sebastian Smee
We’re delighted to have Pulitzer-winning critic Sebastian Smee while he’s back home in Australia this year. He’ll be talking about art, criticism, and great writing about art with Patricia Anderson, whose own lifelong love of art has taken her from arts writer to gallery owner.

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Speakers
avatar for Patricia Anderson

Patricia Anderson

Author, arts writer and curator
Patricia Anderson is an author, former editor of the bi-monthly journal Australian Art Review and owner of the Crawford Gallery who has written six books: three biographies, two volumes on contemporary jewellery, and one on Australian art world follies called Art + Australia: Debates, Dollars... Read More →
avatar for Sebastian Smee

Sebastian Smee

Author and art critic, The Boston Globe
Sebastian Smee grew up in Adelaide. He has been the Boston Globe’s art critic since 2008 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2011, having been a runner-up in 2009. He joined the Globe’s staff from Sydney, where he worked as national art critic for the Australian. Prior to... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 15:25 - 16:05
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

16:10

Short stories: Projects that are making a difference

Mobile journalism: storytelling, democratised
Corinne Podger, Macleay College

Empowering Tiny Moguls: Making news for young people that encourages them to take action, find solutions and connect to supportive communities.
Sheree Jackson, founder, Tiny Moguls

Credible clickbait: Helping people connect with science
Dr Melanie Bagg, director of communications & outreach, Australian Academy of Science

Not 'Just Words': how to find and tell difficult stories working with sound
2ser developed an investigative, narrative based podcast series titled 'Just Words' that went behind the hype and headlines of the Racial Discrimination Act. Discover the things you need to consider when making a long form podcast about complex, live issues.
Emma Lancaster, executive producer, Just Words, 2SER

Protecting journalism sources in the digital age: Five key takeaways for journalists & editors from UNESCO's global study
Julie Posetti, journalist & academic


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Speakers
avatar for Melanie Bagg

Melanie Bagg

Director of Communications & Outreach, Australian Academy of Science
Dr Melanie Bagg is a PhD qualified medical research scientist turned science communicator. She has recently joined the Australian Academy of Science as Director of Communications and Outreach. Prior to that, Melanie was manager of Business Development at the Australian Science Me... Read More →
avatar for Sheree Joseph

Sheree Joseph

Founder, writer & editor, Tiny Moguls
Sheree Joseph is a writer, editor and social media guru. Recently she was the editor of The Vocal, a Fairfax experiment in solutions journalism. She managed social media at Junkee Media, ran the digital communications at Village Roadshow and founded the editorial department at Gr... Read More →
avatar for Emma Lancaster

Emma Lancaster

Executive producer, Just Words, 2SER
Emma Lancaster is an award winning multi-platform journalist. She has a Master of Arts in Journalism and was most recently working at ABC Radio National as a researcher for the ABC's true crime podcast Trace and long form investigative program Background Briefing. She joined  2SER as the Executive Producer of The Wire, community... Read More →
avatar for Corinne Podger

Corinne Podger

Digital journalism lecturer, Macleay College
Corinne Podger is a digital journalism lecturer and trainer who has specialised in teaching mobile content production for the past five years. Corinne worked as a print, radio and TV journalist for 22 years in Australia and the UK, primarily with the BBC and ABC, before transitio... Read More →
avatar for Julie Posetti

Julie Posetti

Head of Digital Editorial Capability/Journalism Research Fellow, Fairfax Media/University of Wollongong
Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. Posetti is the author of a the major global UNESCO study, Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age published in 2017. She currently heads up Digital Editorial Capability at Fairfax Media where she has led podcast experimentation in the metropolitan newsrooms and co-produced the acclaimed investigative podcast Phoebe's Fall for The Age. A former editor, presenter and reporter with the... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 16:10 - 16:45
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

16:50

Turn your story into a killer podcast (Sydney)

From true crime and investigation to narrative and lifestyle, our panel of storytellers talk planning, research, writing, production and distribution.

This topic is also being offered in Brisbane.

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Moderators
avatar for Siobhán McHugh

Siobhán McHugh

Audio producer, podcast critic and consulting producer, Phoebe’s Fall
Siobhán McHugh is an award-winning audio producer, podcasting critic and social historian, whose work has been recognized by the New York Radio Festival, the Walkleys, the NSW Premier’s Audio-Visual award and the UN, among others. Siobhán was consulting producer on Phoebe’s Fall, a podcast by The Age newsroom which examined the bizarre death of a young woman in Melbourne and the botched police examination that followed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jess Bineth

Jess Bineth

Audio producer, ABC
Jess Bineth is an audio producer for the ABC, currently working on the documentary storytelling podcast This is About and the soon-to-be released podcast Ladies we need to talk. Previously she’s produced for RN programs Earshot and PocketDocs and she’s also a co-founder of... Read More →
avatar for Monique Bowley

Monique Bowley

ABC / Former director of podcasts, Mamamia
Monique Bowley is an Australian podcaster, broadcaster, radio producer and writer who went on a reality TV cooking show and didn't cry or use the word "journey" once. She's spent over a decade years working in radio, both commercially and for the ABC. She built Australia's largest independent podcast network and the largest women's podcast network in the world, the Mamamia Podcast Network. Over the past two and a half years Mamamia has published 19 separate podcasts, and featured 24 female hosts. As a writer, her columns have been read... Read More →
avatar for Alice Workman

Alice Workman

Politics reporter & host of Is It On?, BuzzFeed News
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News, based in the Press Gallery at Parliament House. She's a regular politics commentator on RN Breakfast and host of BuzzFeed Australia's podcast Is It On?


Thursday August 31, 2017 16:50 - 17:30
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

17:30

Storyology Social

You made it through the festival, your brain is full — now it's time let down your hair, have a few drinks and recap the best parts of Storyology with your new buds. Party's in the Eternity Playhouse foyer.

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Thursday August 31, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
 
Friday, September 1
 

08:30

Free hands-on workshop for journalists with Google News Lab's Irene Jay Liu
Limited Capacity seats available

REGISTER HERE 

Around the world, Google’s News Labs connect newsrooms with exceptional tech talent to work on journalist-led projects.

Irene Jay Liu has more than 10 years of experience as an investigative data journalist, and has joined Google News Lab as their Asia-Pacific regional lead. She's visiting Sydney as part of the Storyology program. In an intimate session for journalists, Irene will give an overview of how News Lab works with journalists as they seek to grow and engage new audiences through compelling digital storytelling.

This will be followed by an in-depth workshop around one of the many tools available for journalists. Best of all — you, the attendees, get to choose the topic you want to focus on. If you are a journalist, register now for your free place, and have your say in the survey. 

Places are limited so make sure you secure your ticket as soon as you can REGISTER HERE 

Please note this event is for journalists only (both staff or freelance news reporters). We run many events that are open to everyone, which you can find out about by signing up to our newsletter here.


Speakers
avatar for Irene Jay Liu

Irene Jay Liu

APAC lead, Google News Lab
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category. Earlier, she worked at the South China Morning Post and as a political reporter with the Times Union in Albany, New York. She... Read More →


Friday September 1, 2017 08:30 - 11:00
Google Sydney 48 Pirrama Road Level 5 Pyrmont, NSW 2009