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Thursday, August 11


Data gets personal

How to use personalisation and interactivity to make data-heavy stories on dry topics engaging and shareable for a bigger audience impact.

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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 →
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Julia Smith

Design lead, Institute for Nonprofit News
Julia Smith is the Design Lead for the Institute for Nonprofit News, a nonpartisan journalism organization that provides business and technology services to more than 110 nonprofit newsrooms across the United States. At INN, Julia produces custom editorial projects for INN's member... Read More →
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Kavya Sukumar

Editorial Engineer, Vox.com
Kavya Sukumar is an editorial engineer on Vox's visualization team. She works with data and graphics to find and present stories on the internet.  After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism. She has reported and written stories, worked... Read More →
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Edmund Tadros

Data editor, Australian Financial Review
Edmund runs the data visualisation section of the Financial Review, writes data-driven stories and creates visualisations and interactive tools. He is an award-winning journalist based in the AFR's Sydney newsroom.
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Inga Ting

Data journalist, Sydney Morning Herald
Inga Ting is The Sydney Morning Herald's data journalist, specialising in number analysis and visual storytelling using interactive graphics. Her recent stories cover a range of topics, from how pattern recognition influences wedding dates to falling entry standards at NSW's top universities... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 10:00 - 10:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW


Standing on the platform, waiting to get mobile
Distribution is increasingly through the big tech platforms, delivered over mobile. How does journalism fit in?

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Jacqui Park

CEO, The Walkley Foundation
Jacqui Park is the founder and CEO of the Walkley Foundation. She launched and continues to edit the Walkley magazine and the Storyology festival of journalism. She designed and launched the Walkley Innovation program and has just completed a John S Knight Fellowship, an elite year-long... Read More →

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Lucinda Burtt

Head of product design, Fairfax Media
Lucinda Burtt has been shaping design at Fairfax Media for more than 7 years. Lucinda currently leads a cross-functional team of user experience and visual design champions solving real problems with user-centered design and data. Her current work touches flagship news sites including... Read More →
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Simon Crerar

Australia editor, BuzzFeed
Simon Crerar is BuzzFeed’s Australia Editor and leads an editorial team dedicated to growing the social news and entertainment company’s Australian audience with viral content by and for Australians. Prior to BuzzFeed Simon was Editor of Visual Story in Australia at News Corp... Read More →
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Kimberley Porteous

Senior manager, future audience & content, ABC
Kim has recently returned from Washington, DC, where she helped run the investigative journalism non-profit The Center for Public Integrity as its Chief Digital Officer. Under her leadership the Center won recognition from many of the industry's top digital awards, including the Online... Read More →
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Andy Webster

Digital editor, The Australian
Andrew Webster has been a journalist for 17 years, reporting and editing for suburban, regional and metropolitan newspapers before moving to digital platforms in 2010. He was Digital Editor for the Courier-Mail and now holds that position at The Australian. Much of what he knows about... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 10:00 - 10:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW


Management shake-up
What does leadership mean today in business, and particularly in media — and what's the role of diversity?

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Marina Go

General manager, Bauer Media
Marina is GM of Hearst-Bauer Media, Chair of Wests Tigers Rugby League and has more than 25 years of leadership experience in print and digital media. She is also an experienced non-executive director of private, industry and NFP Boards and has an MBA from UNSW’s Australian Graduate... Read More →

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Board member, writer, Council for Australian-Arab Relations
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and petrol head and is the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year. She advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Born in Sudan, Yassmin... Read More →
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Michelle Guthrie

Managing director, ABC
Michelle Guthrie began as ABC Managing Director in May 2016 following an international career as a leading media executive in Australia, the UK, Asia and the US. She brings to the ABC an impressive range of skills, knowledge and leadership across business management and content development... Read More →
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Kara Swisher

Executive editor, Recode
Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference. Recode and Code are wholly owned by Vox Media, a company with an audience of 170 million worldwide and eight distinct media brands. Swisher co-founded... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW


Sound judgement: How to profit from podcasts
Podcasts are booming, but who’s nailing the model for actual success? Be it building an audience, finding advertisers, running events or - gasp - actually making money, what does it take to make a successful podcast. How are community broadcasters fitting into this landscape? Our panel discuss the importance of tone, personality, “brand” and the business of baller pods.

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Heidi Pett

Executive producer, FBi
Heidi Pett is a journalist and radio producer. She's the presenter and executive producer of FBi Radio's politics and current affairs program Backchat and makes stories for ABC Radio's AM, PM and The World Today. Before that she was executive producer of national storytelling and... Read More →

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Alana Mahony

Digital content manager, audioBoom
Alana Mahony is the Digital Content Manager for audioBoom Australia, specialising in the monetisation and distribution of podcasts and audio-on-demand content. Alana has previously worked at ABC as a radio producer and journalist.  She has also managed a community radio stati... Read More →
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Kate Montague

Founder and executive director, Audiocraft
Kate Montague is the Executive Director and Founder of Audiocraft - a conference and community building initiative for Australian radio makers and podcasters. Her radio work has featured on ABC RN’s Earshot,Pocketdocs, and Long Story Short programs, NPR’s Snap Judgement, FBi Radio’s... Read More →
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Holly Wainwright

General manager, Podcasts, Mamamia Women's Network
Holly Wainwright is the General Manager of Podcasts at Mamamia Women's Network, which currently has eight regular shows on its roster. Holly is a journalist with over twenty years of experience in magazines and digital publishing. She is also currently the host of two Mamamia podcasts... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 15:00 - 15:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW


Reporter as first person: Objectivity, voice and narcissism
In the era of the “personal brand”, how is voice changing in reporting? When is writing in the first person immersive — versus simply narcissistic? Why is neutral, third-person still the favoured style? From text to documentary and video news, how objective can (or should) first-person stories be? We'll discuss generational preferences, and whether journalistic tradition needs to change.

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Julian Morgans

Staff, VICE
Julian Morgans is editor for vice.com AU/NZ. He's been with VICE for four years, where along with commissioning articles, he writes and occasionally directs a wide range of hard-hitting journalism and soft-hitting nonsense.

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Patrick Abboud

Reporter, producer, presenter, The Feed, SBS
Pitching the initial concept, Pat gave birth to The Feed — SBS2’s flagship nightly program covering news outside the loop and feature docs on topics you never knew existed. A Walkley and UN Media Peace award nominee Pat now reports, produces and hosts on the program. Also an intrepid... Read More →
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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.

Thursday August 11, 2016 16:00 - 16:45
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW


Pollie page-turners

Political biographies, histories and exposes bring depth and dirt to the news cycle. How do political writers convert their reporting relationships and expertise into a book or long essay? What are the ethical and logistical challenges when writing about a political life, and how do you make analysis resonant and compelling to hold a reader’s attention for the length of a book or long read?

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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 →

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Fiona Inglis

Literary agent & managing director, Curtis Brown
Fiona graduated with a BA from Melbourne Uni in the good old days when tertiary education was free. She started in publishing working for the Australian branch of UK publisher Routledge & Kegan Paul, and then worked for head office in London for two years. She returned home in the... Read More →
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Rebecca Kaiser

Editorial director, Allen & Unwin
Rebecca Kaiser is the editorial director at Allen & Unwin. She has worked in the book publishing industry for nearly thirty years as an editor and publisher. Her particular areas of interest are biography, military history and current affairs. She considers herself very lucky to have... Read More →
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Karen Middleton

Author and chief political correspondent, The Saturday Paper
Journalist Karen Middleton is Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper. Her first book, An Unwinnable War - Australia in Afghanistan was published in 2011. Previously Chief Political Correspondent for SBS Television, Karen has worked in the Federal Parliamentary Press... Read More →
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Daniela Pinheiro

Senior reporter, Piauí Magazine
Daniela Pinheiro is a senior reporter at Piauí Magazine in Brazil, specialising in political coverage. Piauí is one of the most respected magazines in the country. It is somewhat similar to the New Yorker in scope: longer, more detailed articles and profiles about a large array... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 16:50 - 17:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW