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Thursday, August 11 • 16:00 - 16:45
Reporter as first person: Objectivity, voice and narcissism

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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 filmmaker, Pat often travels alone on assignment directing, shooting, producing and presenting compelling long form documentaries. He has lived in and... Read More →
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Tory Maguire

Editor in chief, Huffington Post 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