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Friday, August 25


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

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Michelle Duff

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

Associate professor, Griffith University
Associate Professor Jacqui Ewart was a journalist and media manager for a decade and has researched and written about news media coverage of cultural diversity and Muslims for more than 20 years. She is the leader of the award winning Reporting Islam project, which is developing resources... Read More →
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Kristofor Lawson

Founder and Podcaster, Lawson Media (Moonshot)
It's hard trying to build scale with podcasts in a place like Australia. That's why Kris has bigger sights: securing a global audience for his podcast, Moonshot.
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Daniel Seed

Founder, Stringer Press
Daniel Seed graduated his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Qld in 2016. He is currently writing an Honours thesis on hyperlocal journalism projects in diverse communities. This research is analysing hyperlocal media case studies which are adapting traditional journalism... Read More →

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


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.

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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 special-interest... Read More →
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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... 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 →
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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-frontal... Read More →

Friday August 25, 2017 16:00 - 16:55
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia
Saturday, August 26


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.

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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... Read More →

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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Airling (Hannah Shepherd)

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
Wednesday, August 30


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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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... 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... 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 Walkley... Read More →

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


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.

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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... 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... Read More →
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Ben Quilty

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... Read More →

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


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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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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