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Friday, August 25
 

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... 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 V... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 09:40 - 10:30
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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Kristofor Lawson

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.
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
 
Saturday, August 26
 

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.

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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... Read More →
avatar for Madonna King

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 →
avatar for Kate Kyriacou

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... Read More →
avatar for Kerry O'Brien

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... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Robertson

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... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia
 
Monday, August 28
 

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... Read More →
avatar for Frédéric Filloux

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 →
avatar for Irene Jay Liu

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 →
avatar for Kate Torney

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
 
Wednesday, August 30
 

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 early... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:10 - 10:25
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?

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

Moderators
avatar for Caroline Overington

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... Read More →

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, “Bowraville... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Caro Meldrum-Hanna

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 in... Read More →
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... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 15:35 - 16:10
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
 
Thursday, August 31
 

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.

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

Moderators
avatar for Olivia Rosenman

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... Read More →

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... Read More →
avatar for Kate McClymont

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... Read More →
avatar for Gerard Ryle

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... 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 Yu... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 11:35 - 12:10
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.

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



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... 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 Au... 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... 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