Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
BRISBANE: See sessions • Get tickets
SYDNEY: See sessions • Get tickets
MELBOURNE: See sessions (new!) •
Get tickets for Fake News Fightback (our RMIT event is free)
**Hot tip: MEAA members, enter MEAA2017 at checkout to get a discount on full passes — and look for the member rate if you’re buying a ticket to the Fake News Fightback in Melbourne.**

The Walkley Foundation exists to build and recognise a fierce, robust, ethical Australian media. Learn more about our work here. 

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Panel [clear filter]
Friday, August 25
 

10:30

The new newsroom (Brisbane)
Get the skinny on new storytelling formats — whether mobile, data, VR or interactives — that are becoming accessible to all journalists.

This topic is also being offered in Sydney. This panel is presented by Walkleys partner, iSentia.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass

Speakers
avatar for Simon Elvery

Simon Elvery

Digital journalist, ABC Digital Interactive Storytelling Team
Simon Elvery is an award-winning digital journalist with more than a decade of experience telling stories on the web. He is an organiser of Hacks/Hackers Brisbane, a monthly community event that invites speakers to explore the intersection of new technologies and storytelling and... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Harvey

Nicola Harvey

Managing editor, BuzzFeed
Nicola Harvey is managing editor of BuzzFeed Australia. Prior to joining BuzzFeed she was a commissioning web editor and supervising VOD producer for ABC TV Arts. Nicola is an experienced editor, video producer and journalist working across web, mobile, TV and live events. She has edited websites for media organisations in... Read More →
avatar for Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Executive editor, The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail
Chris Jones is the executive editor of The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail and a passionate advocate of change. Despite the obvious commercial challenges, he believes there has never been a more exciting time to work in newspapers. Not only are the audiences bigger than ever, but... 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 →



Friday August 25, 2017 10:30 - 11:15
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

16:00

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.

Get your ticket to a full day of Storyology for Journalists or a full Brisbane pass

Speakers
avatar for Kay McGrath

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 →
avatar for Kathy McLeish

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 →
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 Tracey Spicer

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
 

09:00

On the road: Foreign correspondence — Public panel

When you’re on the ground in an unknown land, how do you get your bearings and dig below the surface to discover how the locals live, and where the stories are? From instant images to book length reportage, we go behind the scenes with the intrepid storytellers who bring the world home to us.

This is a public talk — not just for journalists! Bring your friends and family. 

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 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 Liz Gooch

Liz Gooch

Journalist and producer, Al Jazeera
Liz Gooch is an Australian journalist who has been based in Asia for more than a decade. She has reported for a range of international media organisations including Al Jazeera, the International New York Times, CNN and the South China Morning Post. As the New York Times’ Malaysia... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Quilty

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 →
avatar for Mark Willacy

Mark Willacy

Investigative reporter, ABC
Mark Willacy is an investigative reporter for the ABC’s National Reporting Team and is based in Brisbane. Before that he was a foreign correspondent for 10 years in the Middle East and North Asia, reporting for the ABC in more than 30 countries. He has won three Walkley Awards... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

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

15:00

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.

Get tickets from the Brisbane Powerhouse site.

Moderators
avatar for Jerath Head

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Mel Buttle

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 →
avatar for Patience Hodgson

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 →
avatar for John Patterson

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 →
avatar for Airling (Hannah Shepherd)

Airling (Hannah Shepherd)

Singer-songwriter
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
 
Monday, August 28
 

18:00

Tools for Truth: Global media in the digital age (Free Sydney Ideas event)

Forget what you think you know about fake news. Our neighbours in Asia have been dealing with fake news, lies and propaganda for years. More recently, the same technology and social media platforms that have enabled political participation and social change have become a battleground for “weaponised” internet warriors to spread misinformation. And sometimes the perpetrators are governments themselves. Our global panel will discuss how citizens, journalists and publishers are fighting back with fact-checking, verification, data-driven reporting and collaborations across borders.



THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Moderators
avatar for Aim Sinpeng

Aim Sinpeng

Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Dr Aim Sinpeng’s research interests centre on the relationships between digital media, political participation and political regimes in Southeast Asia. She is particularly interested in the role of social media in shaping state-society relations and inducing political and social... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Videojournalist, ABC TV Foreign Correspondent
Matt Davis has worked as a multi-skilled journalist/producer/cameraman throughout the world’s metropolises and backwaters. Currently based at the ABC's Foreign Correspondent, Matt's recent work includes the AACTA and Walkley Award nominated documentary #BlackLivesMatter, interactive... Read More →
MR

Maria Ressa

CEO; Executive Editor, Rappler.com
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 →



Monday August 28, 2017 18:00 - 19:30
Sydney Uni Law School Foyer Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, the University of Sydney

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
 

11:15

Building the business of journalism
Finding the digital business model is a needle in the online haystack. Our panel will review what's working and what isn't.

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


Speakers
avatar for Sinead Boucher

Sinead Boucher

CEO, Fairfax Media New Zealand
Sinead Boucher is CEO of Fairfax Media New Zealand, and is responsible for more than 600 journalists working across almost 100 digital, newspaper and magazine productions. Sinead has been instrumental in growing stuff.co.nz to become New Zealand's biggest domestic site, developing... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Fagg

Stuart Fagg

GM Digital, The Australian
Stuart Fagg is an experienced digital media product leader with a proven track record of defining and executing digital strategies spanning product, content, e-commerce and commercialisation across web, mobile and app platforms. In his current role he is responsible for defining and... Read More →
avatar for Gautam Mishra

Gautam Mishra

Founder and CEO, inkl
Gautam Mishra is the Founder and CEO of inkl, a premium news service that licenses articles from the world's best news sources. Inkl's aim is to improve readers' understanding of the world through essential, reliable coverage free from noise and clickbait. Prior to inkl Gautam was... 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 →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 11:15 - 12:00
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

12:05

The new newsroom (Sydney)
As news organisations shift from ads to reader revenue, they’ll need to connect more deeply with their audiences. How do they do it? And how does this change journalism?

This topic is also being offered in Brisbane, with a different mix of panellists. This panel is presented by Walkleys partner, iSentia.

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


Moderators
avatar for Tim Fisher

Tim Fisher

Editorial Director, Broadsheet Media
Tim Fisher is editorial director of Broadsheet Media and a board member of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. He has edited websites and magazines for publishers including Architecture Media, News Corp and Morrison Media, worked on communication strategy for non-profit organisations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fowler

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 →
avatar for Áine Kerr

Áine Kerr

Manager, Global Journalism Partnerships, Facebook
Áine Kerr leads global journalism partnerships at Facebook, overseeing a team focused on building products, tools and services for journalists and also working to improve news literacy for news consumers. Previously, she spent five years at Storyful, where she served as head of content... 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 →
MR

Maria Ressa

CEO; Executive Editor, Rappler.com



Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:05 - 12:45
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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

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

16:15

Media in full color: Reflecting the real community
The faces and voices in our news are still catching up to the diversity of the community they’re supposed to reflect. What can all of us be doing to make media more representative and fair?

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

Moderators
avatar for Michele Fonseca

Michele Fonseca

Head of Community Engagement, ABC
Michele is the ABC’s Head of Community Engagement, responsible for leading the ABC’s key initiatives around community engagement as well as diversity and inclusion. Prior to that, Michele was the Head of Strategy and Staff Development for ABC News. In that role, she led strategic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allan Clarke

Allan Clarke

Investigative Journalist, NITV
Growing up in the small town of Bourke in western New South Wales, Muruwari man Allan Clarke became fascinated with the media at a very early age. Watching negative reports on his hometown and the local Aboriginal community through mainstream media, he found it hard to reconcile his... Read More →
avatar for Isabel Lo

Isabel Lo

Founder, Media Diversity Australia
Isabel Lo is a freelance journalist and the founder of Media Diversity Australia, based in Sydney. Prior to this she was a senior editor at Mamamia, and produced at the ABC for shows including Hack Live, The Drum, Afternoon Live, Lateline Business and News Breakfast. Further abroad... 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 →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 16:15 - 16:45
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

14:00

How do we rebuild trust in journalism?

We’re losing the public: trust in media is declining. What do we do about it? Experiments and new approaches from here and abroad.

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



Speakers
avatar for Lucinda Beaman

Lucinda Beaman

FactCheck editor, The Conversation
Lucinda Beaman is FactCheck Editor at The Conversation. She works with academic experts to cut through political spin, fibs and half-truths, and hold Australia’s leaders to account by testing their claims against the evidence. As an online journalist in The Times of London Sydney... Read More →
avatar for Esther Chan

Esther Chan

Australia editor, Storyful
Esther Chan is the acting Australia Editor at Storyful, the world’s first social media agency that has been at the forefront of news integrity and literacy. Previously a world news journalist for Storyful in its Hong Kong bureau, she has been searching and acquiring user-generated... 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 →
MR

Maria Ressa

CEO; Executive Editor, Rappler.com



Thursday August 31, 2017 14:00 - 14:45
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