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Monday, August 28


Lunchtime masterclass at General Assembly Sydney: Communicating with data


As more and more data is generated in the digital age and audiences are increasingly looking to journalists to interpret and identify the significance of trends and insights from data, it's imperative that journalists understand and grow their data literacy. 

Join GA and The Walkley Foundation for an exclusive one-hour lunchtime masterclass on communicating with data to tell an engaging story.

Learn from a data visualisation expert on basic principles of data visualisation, best practice for choosing the right data visualisation and how to engage with and communicate data through a mix of written and visual content. You'll walk away with a better understanding of data analysis, a greater ability to identify the data you're looking for, how you can convey the right message from a data set and how to avoid overcomplicated or confusing infographics.

This event is separately ticketed from the main conference: register on the General Assembly site. Tickets $20.


Martin Von Lupin

Martin is a user experience and user interface designer at the Sydney based data visualisation studio Small Multiples. As a designer he knows that great design is the product of a structured process involving several disciplines. In his studies of interface design at the University... Read More →

Monday August 28, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
GA Sydney Level M, 56-58 York Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Tuesday, August 29


Verification and user-generated content workshop with Storyful's Esther Chan

An ever-popular practical session that’s been a Storyology favourite for the past two years. Learn the latest tools and practices for verifying eyewitness and citizen accounts online, with the team from the world’s first social media agency, Storyful. Led by Esther Chan and the Storyful team.

This workshop is free, but registration is essential.
Register on Eventbrite here.

This event is supported by Storyful.
The Walkley training program is supported by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund.

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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 →

Tuesday August 29, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Walkley/MEAA Conference Room Ground floor, 245 Chalmers St, Redfern, NSW 2016
Friday, September 1


Free hands-on workshop for journalists with Google News Lab's Irene Jay Liu
Limited Capacity seats available


Around the world, Google’s News Labs connect newsrooms with exceptional tech talent to work on journalist-led projects.

Irene Jay Liu has more than 10 years of experience as an investigative data journalist, and has joined Google News Lab as their Asia-Pacific regional lead. She's visiting Sydney as part of the Storyology program. In an intimate session for journalists, Irene will give an overview of how News Lab works with journalists as they seek to grow and engage new audiences through compelling digital storytelling.

This will be followed by an in-depth workshop around one of the many tools available for journalists. Best of all — you, the attendees, get to choose the topic you want to focus on. If you are a journalist, register now for your free place, and have your say in the survey. 

Places are limited so make sure you secure your ticket as soon as you can REGISTER HERE 

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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 September 1, 2017 08:30 - 11:00
Google Sydney 48 Pirrama Road Level 5 Pyrmont, NSW 2009