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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
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


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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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 Media... Read More →
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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 Groupon... Read More →
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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 radio’s flagship national current affairs program in 2016.Radio and investigative journalism are her two passions. She loves the medium of audio as it allows her to tell cracking yarns and give a platform to voices... Read More →
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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 transitioning... Read More →
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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 l... Read More →

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