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Monday, August 28


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


Russell Skelton

Founding director, RMIT ABC Fact Check

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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... 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... Read More →
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Irene Jay Liu

News Lab Lead, Asia Pacific, Google
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region, based in Singapore. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category, and taught data-driven investigative journalism at... 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... 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


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.


$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

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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... 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... Read More →

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


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)

Belleville – Globe Alley, Melbourne VIC 3000

$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

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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... Read More →

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