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Friday, August 25
 

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... Read More →



Friday August 25, 2017 15:05 - 15:35
Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia
 
Saturday, August 26
 

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
avatar for Christopher Warren

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... Read More →

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-com... 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... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Ryan

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 worked... 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... 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
 
Wednesday, August 30
 

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-com... 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... 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.
avatar for Leigh Sales

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... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 13:45 - 14:30
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
 
Thursday, August 31
 

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.

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

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 Yu... Read More →


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