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Monday, August 8
 

18:00

Behind the Panama Papers – Storyology Satellite Event (Free, Brisbane)

Join us for an exclusive Queensland Storyology pop-up event with Gerard Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism, in conversation with Kay McGrath (Seven Network).

Join us from 6pm on Monday August 8 at The Fox to see the coordinator of the Panama Papers investigation in his only Brisbane appearance, sharing insights on collaborative journalism.

Award winning journalist and presenter Kay McGrath will draw out Gerard Ryle on the biggest cross-border collaboration in journalism history.

Gerard led the team that divulged the Panama Papers which offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. Hear about how the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists coordinated such a huge global group of journalists, and the process of researching and fact checking millions of leaked documents. What tools did they use to protect their communication channels and sources? Join us for a fascinating discussion and Q&A.

A special satellite event of the Storyology festival (August 10-13), this is your only chance to see Gerard in Brisbane, supported by Queensland University of Technologyand Queensland Univeristy.

The event is free but registrations are essential — follow the prompts here to register.


Moderators
avatar for Kay McGrath

Kay McGrath

Journalist, 7news

Speakers
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 have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. The Panama Papers resulted in resignations and political scandals in Britain, Iceland, Spain, Malta and Pakistan and triggered dozens of official inquiries around the world. He is... Read More →


Monday August 8, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
The Fox Hotel 71-73 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

18:00

Press Freedom in the Arab World – Storyology Satellite event (Free, Melbourne)

Foreign editor of The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald Maher Mughrabi will draw out Lina Attalah (Mada Masr, Egypt) in conversation on press freedom in the Arab world.

When her Cairo newspaper shut down, Attalah started a new digital outlet, Mada Masr, that’ s shaken up Egyptian media and is collectively owned by 23 founding journalists. Now she’s giving young journalists jobs and training — while continuing to tell the stories that need to be told. Hear about Lina’s passion for the power and importance of journalism. Find out what it’s like as a journalistin post-Arab Spring Egypt.

Join us for a fascinating discussion and Q&A at this special satellite event of the Storyology festival (August 10-13) – your only chance to see Lina in Melbourne.

The event is free but registrations are essential — follow the prompts here to register

The Walkley Foundation Australia-Arab International Journalism Speaker Program is supported by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.


Moderators
avatar for Maher Mughrabi

Maher Mughrabi

Foreign editor, Fairfax
Maher Mughrabi is the Foreign Editor of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He has worked for Fairfax Media for 13 years and in journalism for more than 20 years, editing newspapers including The Independent in London, The Scotsman in Edinburgh and the Khaleej Times in Dubai. He has lectured on politics, history and culture at Melbourne and Monash universities and in 2015 he published a 5600-word essay in Arena Journal on the current... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lina Attalah

Lina Attalah

Founder and editor-in-chief, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the co-founder and chief editor of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been working as a journalist in Egypt, mostly covering it and parts of the Middle East for several news outlets. Before Mada Masr, she was the chief editor of Egypt Independent, a major English language publication. She also worked with several research-based projects around the themes of migration and mobility, technology and knowledge and... Read More →


Monday August 8, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
Monash University Law Chambers 55 Lonsdale Street (on the corner of Lonsdale Street and Crombie Lane), Melbourne VIC 3000
 
Tuesday, August 9
 

12:15

Behind the Panama Papers, with Gerard Ryle and Nick McKenzie (Ticketed separately, Melbourne)
Gerard Ryle led the investigative team that revealed the Panama Papers – 11.5 million leaked documents from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca that have given an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance.

The Panama Papers exposé resulted in resignations and political scandals in Britain, Iceland, Spain, Malta and Pakistan and has triggered dozens of official inquiries around the world.

In conjunction with the Walkley Foundation’s annual Storyology festival, the Melbourne Press Club is delighted to host a special lunch event where Gerard Ryle will detail the background to one of the biggest global scoops of recent years – and join a Q&A forum with Nick McKenzie, one of Australia’s leading investigative journalists.

This is a ticketed event. Book at melbournepressclub.com by Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
Numbers limited, bookings essential. Cost includes two courses and a drink.
$48 Melbourne Press Club members and students
$68 non-members (GST inclusive)

Melbourne Press Club contacts:
Tel: (03) 9614 2779
Email: bookings@melbournepressclub.com

Fine print: 
Notice of cancellation must be received no later than 5 days before function or payment will be required. Special dietary requirements to be advised on booking.

Moderators
avatar for Nick McKenzie

Nick McKenzie

Investigative Journalist, Fairfax Media

Speakers
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 have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. The Panama Papers resulted in resignations and political scandals in Britain, Iceland, Spain, Malta and Pakistan and triggered dozens of official inquiries around the world. He is... Read More →



Tuesday August 9, 2016 12:15 - 14:00
Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar Level 1, Crown Metropol Hotel 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne
 
Wednesday, August 10
 

09:30

Jumping platforms (Storyology Plus workshop)
Limited Capacity full

So you’re a writer, but you’ve been asked to make videos. Or vice versa. Or you’re a radio producer and you have to take pictures. We’ll take a story and tell it several different ways —coming up with a radio script, a video storyboard, a print piece, and a series of tweets — and break down what works in each one.

NOTE: This workshop is included in the Storyology Plus Pass, but not included in the regular Storyology Pass. Be sure to check you have the right pass before adding this workshop to your online schedule! Register for the workshop with a pass using this eventbrite link.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Keen

Liz Keen

Open producer, ABC Open
Over her 20-year career, Liz Keen has worked in print, radio, online and TV. She now uses the broad skill working in the newly developed ABC Regional division. Liz has produced documentaries for Radio National’s Earshot, Background Briefing and All in the Mind. She has worked as the Digital Producer for Four Corners and in the ABC Sydney newsroom. She has written for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and various magazine... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 09:30 - 12:00
The Old Bakery 245 Chalmers St, Redfern NSW 2016

12:00

Registration
Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:00 - 12:55
Chauvel Foyer 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

13:00

Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jacqui Park

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 program at Stanford University, where she developed strategies and frameworks to help strengthen the media innovation ecosystem.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 13:00 - 13:05
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

13:20

Listen up or die trying: journalism and innovation in a post-fact world
We kick off the day with some big thoughts on media around the world, and set the scene with some analysis of the challenges and opportunities we face today and in the coming years.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fray

Peter Fray

Professor of Journalism Practice, UTS
Peter Fray is the Professor of Journalism Practice at University of Technology Sydney and a 2016 fellow of digital entrepreneurial journalism at City University New York. Over a 30 year career in journalism, he has been the editor or editor-in-chief of the The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, The Canberra Times and The Sunday Age,  deputy editor of the The Australian and the founder of fact-checking start-up, PolitiFact Australia. As a... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 13:20 - 13:35
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

13:40

Opening Act: The global freelancer
Working internationally as a freelancer, how can you manage your safety, and what training and resources are available to support those working outside traditional news organisations? In a fractured industry, freelance is the way of the future. What mechanisms can help independent journalists and organisations work together?

Speakers
avatar for Yaara Bou Melhem

Yaara Bou Melhem

Freelance journalist and filmmaker
Yaara Bou Melhem is an intrepid independent journalist and filmmaker who has worked in the remotest corners of Australia and around the world. She has won two UN Media Peace Awards, a Bronze Medal at the New York Festival, a Hong Kong Human Rights Press Award and a Walkley Award for her reporting in Australia, Asia and the MENA region. Yaara was also named the Young Australian Television Journalist of the Year by the Walkley Foundation in 2009... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 13:40 - 13:55
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

14:00

The modern newsroom
Newsrooms are the creative cultural heart of  journalism. How do you drive innovation and build journalism for the 21st century?

Moderators
avatar for James Kirby

James Kirby

Wealth editor, The Australian
James Kirby is wealth editor at The Australian. He was managing editor of and co-founder at business websites Eureka Report and Business Spectator and has held senior positions on The Australian Financial Review and The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He is a regular finance commentator on TV and radio. James is also on the judging panel of the Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism.

Speakers
avatar for Kate De Brito

Kate De Brito

Editor-in-chief, Mamamia
Kate de Brito is a journalist of more than 25 years experience. She has worked in print and digital across titles including the Daily Telegraph, The Australian and the New York Post, Elle, Madison, Marie Claire and news.com.au. She has written across a broad range of subjects from crime and courts, to features and entertainment as a reporter ,and has worked as an editor and columnist. She was news editor at news.com.au when the site first... Read More →
avatar for Tim Duggan

Tim Duggan

Publisher & cofounder, Junkee Media
Tim Duggan is the Publisher and Co-Founder of Junkee Media, one of Australia's most innovative new media companies, reaching over 5.5 million people each week. Formerly known as the Sound Alliance, Junkee Media creates highly shareable content about the things that matter (and sometimes the things that don't) and continually strives to add to the conversation, not just the noise. Junkee Media's titles include Junkee (Media Brand of the Year... Read More →
avatar for Judith Whelan

Judith Whelan

Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald
Judith Whelan is the editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, where she leads all editorial operations across the masthead's multiple platforms, from its newspapers to its desktop and mobile sites and social media platforms.  She has been a leading driver of change within the newsroom as The Herald has brought quality, independent journalism to an increasingly digital audience. The Herald is now the most read masthead in Australia, with a... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

14:00

The money mix: Revenue streams for freelancers
Limited Capacity seats available

Freelance journalism doesn’t look like it did 10 years ago, or even five. How are freelancers making it work today? What are the opportunities in writing for organisations, business writing and content? Our panel explores the new models & funding methods.

Moderators
avatar for Alana Schetzer

Alana Schetzer

Journalist
Alana Schetzer is a Melbourne-based writer and journalist with almost 10 years experience in the industry. Until recently, she was a full-time reporter at The Age, reporting on social justice, health and crime. Prior to that, she was a senior journalist with The Melbourne Times and The Weekly Review. Highly involved in the media industry, she is an elected official with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance and is the co-founder and convener... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geraldine Cremin

Geraldine Cremin

Freelance journalist
Geraldine grew up in Brisbane, where she also studied law and worked as a privacy lawyer. She had a hidden desire to be a journalist though (not a very titillating desire to have, but she hid it nonetheless) and in 2013 decided to give it a shot. In the midst of a 'Why not?' phase, she also moved to New York City. She spent two years in the USA writing about street hustlers and Hollywood before heading to Ukraine to cover the war, then... Read More →
avatar for John Myers

John Myers

Regional manager, Growth (NSW & ACT), Media Super
John Myers is the Regional Manager, Growth (NSW & ACT) for Media Super, the industry super fund for printing, media, entertainment and arts professionals. John has been part of the super fund team for the last 10 years, after working in numerous senior roles in the superannuation and greater financial services industry for well over a decade. He is a true believer in “super for life”.
avatar for Zoe Rodriguez

Zoe Rodriguez

Manager, Copyright Agency Cultural Fund


Wednesday August 10, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

15:00

Afternoon break
Wednesday August 10, 2016 15:00 - 15:40
Chauvel Foyer 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

15:45

A day in the life: My freelance routine
Presentations and Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Anton Emdin

Anton Emdin

Freelance illustrator & cartoonist
Anton draws regular cover and editorial illustrations for publications such as GQ, MAD, The Spectator, People, DC, Archie Comics, Penthouse, plus many more titles over the past 20 years. In 2011 & 2013 he was awarded the 'Gold Stanley' for Cartoonist of the Year by the Australian Cartoonists' Association and over the last decade has received multiple Magazine, Advertising, Comic and Newspaper illustration awards by the National Cartoonists... Read More →
avatar for Jess Hill

Jess Hill

Freelance journalist
Jess Hill is a freelance investigative reporter for the The Monthly and Background Briefing. In 2011, while she was a producer for ABC Radio Current Affairs, she represented Australia on the Edward R Murrow Fellowship in the United States, and a few months later, moved to Cairo as Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail. In 2012, Foreign Policy ranked her in the top 100 women to follow on Twitter, and in 2013, she was one of... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 15:45 - 16:35
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

15:45

How are newsrooms experimenting?

Innovating for a subscriber audience
Andy Webster, Digital editor, The Australian

Artificial realities and the Internet of Experience
Amy Nelson, Experience Designer, ABC R+D

Journalism rising? Audience first
Lisa Skube, founder & director, Journalism Accelerator (US)

Bots and bayonets: Retelling the war in real time
Justin Lees, AnzacLive, News Corp


Speakers
avatar for Justin Lees

Justin Lees

Premium content/AnzacLive editor, News Corp Australia
Justin Lees is editor of AnzacLive, Premium Content and special projects at News Corp Australia. Having covered breaking news from Fleet Street to Holt St, his current passion is experimenting with new storytelling methods and untapped "interest community" audiences.
avatar for Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

Experience designer, ABC R+D
With a long history as a multi-disciplinary, digital media maker, Amy is an Experience Designer working in the ABC's Research and Development team, with a specialist interest in future forms of immersion, storytelling and entertainment.  She is currently obsessed with envisioning how storytellers can be empowered in new ways using virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality, natural user interfaces, smart environments and artificial... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Skube

Lisa Skube

Press Pass, JournalismAccelerator.com
Lisa Skube is a digital experience architect, community builder, public good revenue designer, press advocate and trainer. Founder and architect of the Journalism Accelerator (JA), an online system to glean publisher sustainability requirements launched out of a Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship at the University of Missouri. The JA synthesized entrepreneurial news business practices across US markets and verticals guided by questions... Read More →
avatar for Andy Webster

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 online audiences came from harvesting the knowledge of young journalists while teaching part-time at the University of Queensland. When not “watching... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 15:45 - 16:35
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

16:45

Lightning talks: Medium, mentors, Pokémon and couch-surfing
Medium is the message
John Westenberg

Lessons from Adele
Jo O'Dowd 

Gamification, storytelling & Pokémon Go
Janine Cahill, entrepreneur, Teazl

Collaborating across countries and couches
Geraldine Cremin, freelance journalist 

Speakers
avatar for Janine Cahill

Janine Cahill

Entrepreneur & innovation consultant
Janine Cahill  is a Sydney-based entrepreneur, professional futurist and innovation consultant. She recently founded Teazl a tech startup with an app-making platform - no coding required. And SecrtCities which uses the Teazl platform to create street games. Janine works in the innovation space where futures, business, technology and art converge, designing games as well as software platforms and apps.  She speaks at conferences on... Read More →
avatar for Geraldine Cremin

Geraldine Cremin

Freelance journalist
Geraldine grew up in Brisbane, where she also studied law and worked as a privacy lawyer. She had a hidden desire to be a journalist though (not a very titillating desire to have, but she hid it nonetheless) and in 2013 decided to give it a shot. In the midst of a 'Why not?' phase, she also moved to New York City. She spent two years in the USA writing about street hustlers and Hollywood before heading to Ukraine to cover the war, then... Read More →
avatar for Jo O'Dowd

Jo O'Dowd

Journalist, Australian Community Media
Jo O'Dowd is a multi-platform, award-winning journalist and author with over 15 years experience in the industry. She has also worked as a tutor and guest lecturer in the field of feature writing at the University of Wollongong. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, writes novels in her spare time and lives on a farm with her family on the South Coast of NSW.
avatar for Jon Westenberg

Jon Westenberg

Freelance writer, Voidist
Jon Westenberg has appeared and published in Business Insider, Inc.com, TIME and dozens of other publications, talking about startup entrepreneurship, writing and innovation. Jon advises businesses worldwide on how to grow their audience and take control of their future. Jon is a startup mentor, an entrepreneur and a digital evangelist.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 16:45 - 17:15
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

16:45

Lightning talks: Walkley Innovation Grant 2016 Longlisters share their pitches
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday August 10, 2016 16:45 - 17:15
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

17:30

Drinks & networking for freelance delegates & speakers
Wednesday August 10, 2016 17:30 - 19:00
Chauvel Foyer 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

18:00

Hacks/Hackers @ Storyology: Data journalist meetup
We're using Storyology as an opportunity to help journo-nerds connect on all things data journalism, data visualisation, computer-assisted reporting and the like. Hacks/Hackers Sydney is teaming up with the Walkleys to hold an informal get-together after the main Storyology program ends Wednesday. A few folks will share recent work after the main program, and then we'll retire to the Imperial across the street for drinks and pub grub.

We're still open for speakers/talks, but at this stage we'll have:

• Simon Elvery (ABC) - ABC's Election Bot
• Ryan Hunt (News Corp) - Archie Barwick #AnzacLive Chatbot
(These bots are in the main program, too, but these talks will be a bit techier.)

Email kate.golden@walkleys.com if you want to share something.

This event is free and open to all: Register and find out who's going on Meetup

When: From 6pm (head to Imperial around 6.40).


Wednesday August 10, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

18:00

Our eyes and ears around the world: investigative journalism, cross-border crime, corruption, and accountability (Free public event, Sydney)

Investigative and public-service journalism shine a light on the world’s dark corners. And in today’s globally connected world, leaked documents and data can be shared and analysed by reporters and citizen journalists anywhere. Major investigations into finance and corruption like the Panama Papers highlight the growing chasm between the world's elite and everyone else, and the role governments have played in creating it. Led by Gerard Ryle, who helped coordinate the reporting of the Panama Papers, our panel of journalists discuss the role for media and storytellers in holding the powerful to account and looking out for the most vulnerable among us. Open to the public as part of the University of Sydney's Sydney Ideas talk series. 

Register for this event via the University of Sydney 

The Walkley Foundation Australia-Arab International Journalism Speaker Program is supported by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. 



Moderators
avatar for Penny O'Donnell

Penny O'Donnell

Senior lecturer, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney
Dr Penny O'Donnell joined the University of Sydney's Department of Media and Communications in 2008 as Senior Lecturer in International Media and Journalism. Penny’s current research investigates employment trends and job loss in journalism around the world. She is a Chief Investigator on the New Beats Project (www.newbeatsblog.com), a five-year collaborative industry-university study of the aftermath of job loss in journalism, funded by an... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lina Attalah

Lina Attalah

Founder and editor-in-chief, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the co-founder and chief editor of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been working as a journalist in Egypt, mostly covering it and parts of the Middle East for several news outlets. Before Mada Masr, she was the chief editor of Egypt Independent, a major English language publication. She also worked with several research-based projects around the themes of migration and mobility, technology and knowledge and... Read More →
avatar for Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

Senior journalist, Fairfax Media
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and 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 at the National Times followed by a two-year stint as a researcher at the ABC’s Four Corner’s progamme before rejoining the Herald in 1990. | She is a... 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 have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. The Panama Papers resulted in resignations and political scandals in Britain, Iceland, Spain, Malta and Pakistan and triggered dozens of official inquiries around the world. He is... Read More →

Partners

Wednesday August 10, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
Everest Theatre (University of Sydney) Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW 2008
 
Thursday, August 11
 

09:00

Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jacqui Park

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 program at Stanford University, where she developed strategies and frameworks to help strengthen the media innovation ecosystem.


Thursday August 11, 2016 09:00 - 09:10
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

09:20

Tech trends: What’s happening in Silicon Valley, and what’s coming next?
Limited Capacity seats available

Includes audience Q&A. Description coming soon.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Fennell

Marc Fennell

Host, The Feed, SBS / Download This Show
Marc Fennell is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, film critic, tech geek and the host of SBS’s nightly news show The Feed. Marc also hosts Australia's most listened-to technology program Download This Show throughout the nation on ABC Radio. In a career spanning the BBC, Network Ten, Foxtel and the ABC Marc has interviewed everyone from Julian Assange to Will Smith. And if none of this is ringing a bell, he's also That Movie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kara Swisher

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 former Recode and Code owner Revere Digital and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” with... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 09:20 - 09:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

10:00

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.


Speakers
avatar for Simon Elvery

Simon Elvery

Data journalist, ABC
Simon Elvery has more than a decade of experience telling stories on the web and is currently part of the Digital Interactive Storytelling team at ABC News Digital. Simon is deeply involved in the digital storytelling and web development communities. He has twice been a presenter at Sydney's Web Directions conference and is an organiser of Hacks/Hackers Brisbane a monthly community event that invites speakers to explore the intersection of new... Read More →
avatar for Julia Smith

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 organizations and helps support Largo, an open-source WordPress framework for news websites. Julia comes to INN from the Center for Investigative Reporting... Read More →
avatar for Kavya Sukumar

Kavya Sukumar

Storytelling tools engineer, Vox Media
Kavya Sukumar is an engineer on Vox Media's storytelling tools team where she works with all Vox Media brands including Vox, The Verge, SB Nation and Recode. After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism on a whim and has not looked back since. She has reported and written stories, worked on investigative projects, made data visualizations, built tools and rewritten large parts of a CMS. Before joining Vox... Read More →
avatar for Edmund Tadros

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.
avatar for Inga Ting

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 — a collaboration with education reporter Eryk Bagshaw based on leaked admissions data. Her investigation on deaths in NSW prison custody, which... Read More →


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

10:00

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

Moderators
avatar for Jacqui Park

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 program at Stanford University, where she developed strategies and frameworks to help strengthen the media innovation ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Lucinda Burtt

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 the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review across multiple digital platforms. | | @LucindaBurtt
avatar for Simon Crerar

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, Online Editor of The Cairns Post in Australia (News Ltd.) at News Corp, Editor of Arts and Entertainment for Times Online at The Times, Editor of Web at Friends... Read More →
avatar for Kimberley Porteous

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 News Association's top award for General Excellence in Online Journalism and the EPPY Award for Best News Website, and her work contributed to the Center's 2014... Read More →
avatar for Andy Webster

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 online audiences came from harvesting the knowledge of young journalists while teaching part-time at the University of Queensland. When not “watching... Read More →


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

11:00

Morning tea break
Thursday August 11, 2016 11:00 - 11:25
Chauvel Foyer 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

11:30

Biggest leak ever: The wrangling of the Panama Papers
Moderators
avatar for Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

Senior journalist, Fairfax Media
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and 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 at the National Times followed by a two-year stint as a researcher at the ABC’s Four Corner’s progamme before rejoining the Herald in 1990. | She is a... Read More →

Speakers
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 have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. The Panama Papers resulted in resignations and political scandals in Britain, Iceland, Spain, Malta and Pakistan and triggered dozens of official inquiries around the world. He is... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 11:30 - 12:20
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

12:30

Lunch break and networking
Self-nominated breakout groups based on interest areas.

Thursday August 11, 2016 12:30 - 13:55
Chauvel Foyer 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

14:00

Get smart: Making the most of data

Demo plus Q&A with two former Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellows from the U.S.

Big project, small team: An introduction to the processes, resources, and open-source tools that small newsrooms can use to help create interactive storytelling experiences with a small team and limited budget.
Julia Smith, Institute for Nonprofit News (US)

Autotune the news: The value of open-source tools for newsrooms, and how your team can make the most of developing visualisations and charts that can be reused to bring different stories and datasets to life.
Kavya Sukumar, Vox (US)

This session is supported by Knight-Mozilla OpenNews.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Smith

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 organizations and helps support Largo, an open-source WordPress framework for news websites. Julia comes to INN from the Center for Investigative Reporting... Read More →
avatar for Kavya Sukumar

Kavya Sukumar

Storytelling tools engineer, Vox Media
Kavya Sukumar is an engineer on Vox Media's storytelling tools team where she works with all Vox Media brands including Vox, The Verge, SB Nation and Recode. After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism on a whim and has not looked back since. She has reported and written stories, worked on investigative projects, made data visualizations, built tools and rewritten large parts of a CMS. Before joining Vox... Read More →

Partners

Thursday August 11, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

14:00

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

Moderators
avatar for Marina Go

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 School of Management. | Prior to her role as Private Media CEO from 2012 – 14, Go launched Women’s Agenda, and managed and developed digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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 Abdel-Magied and her family arrived in Australia when she was two and since then has devoted her extraordinary energy and talents to making Australia a better place... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Guthrie

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. Educated in Sydney, Michelle started her career as a lawyer in the media group a Allen Allen and Hemsley but relocated the 1990s to News International in... Read More →
avatar for Kara Swisher

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 former Recode and Code owner Revere Digital and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” with... Read More →


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

15:00

Lightning Talks: Research, distribution, fantasy, bots, data newbies
Limited Capacity seats available

The latest research from journalism scholars
Renee Barnes, University of the Sunshine Coast

From source to seekers: Bypassing the mainstream media
Carolyn Barry, Queensland Brain Institutes

Do your research before writing a novel
Assaph Mehr, Author

ABC Election Bot No 1 reporting for duty!
Simon Elvery, ABC Interactives Team

Basic Excel skills for data starters
Matt Liddy, ABC Interactives Team



Speakers
avatar for Renee Barnes

Renee Barnes

Senior lecturer, University of the Sunshine Coast
Renee Barnes is a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Prior to joining academia Renee worked for numerous media organisations including the ABC, 'The Age' and Australian Associated Press. Renee's passion is online journalism and her research and teaching focus on this field.
avatar for Carolyn Barry

Carolyn Barry

Digital communications, Queensland Brain Institute
Carolyn is a digital communications specialist, with a science bent. She was online and social media editor at Australian Geographic, before making the leap to the Queensland Brain Institute in 2015. Her articles have appeared online and in print, in publications including National Geographic News, Science News, and Cosmos Magazine.She has been on the social media train from the early days and has seen the potential of communicating directly to... Read More →
avatar for Simon Elvery

Simon Elvery

Data journalist, ABC
Simon Elvery has more than a decade of experience telling stories on the web and is currently part of the Digital Interactive Storytelling team at ABC News Digital. Simon is deeply involved in the digital storytelling and web development communities. He has twice been a presenter at Sydney's Web Directions conference and is an organiser of Hacks/Hackers Brisbane a monthly community event that invites speakers to explore the intersection of new... Read More →
avatar for Matt Liddy

Matt Liddy

Editor, ABC
Matt Liddy is editor of the ABC News Digital Storytelling team. He has more than 15 years’ experience as a digital journalist, and leads a team with skills in journalism, coding, design and illustration who work together to uncover and tell stories that matter.
avatar for Assaph Mehr

Assaph Mehr

Author, Freelance
Assaph has had his nose in a book since he was five, and had to yell at the librarian that he can read already so he could get a card. With diverse tastes - from fantasy to philosophy, from ancient times to the far future — his first novel Murder In Absentia is an “historically-themed urban high-fantasy hardboiled murder mystery, with just a dash of horror”. After years of reading and only dreaming of seeing his name in print... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 15:00 - 15:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

15:00

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.

Moderators
avatar for Heidi Pett

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 documentary program All The Best and co-founded the Audiocraft conference.

Speakers
avatar for Alana Mahony

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 station for NG Media, produced a radio documentary for the BBC World Service and written for BBC News Magazine.  Alana has acted as... Read More →
avatar for Kate Montague

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 All the Best, and online publications such as Narratively. Kate is currently doing a practice led PhD at Macquarie University researching personal... Read More →
avatar for Holly Wainwright

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, I Don't Know How She Does It and This Glorious Mess.


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

16:00

Press freedom in the Arab world: A conversation

The Walkley Foundation Australia-Arab International Journalism Speaker Program is supported by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.


Moderators
avatar for Peter Greste

Peter Greste

Freelance journalist
Peter Greste is an Australian-born journalist with 25 years experience as a foreign correspondent. He covered the civil war in Yugoslavia and elections in South Africa as a freelance reporter, before joining the BBC as its Afghanistan correspondent in 1995. He went on to cover Latin America, the Middle East and Africa for the BBC from 2006. In 2011 he won a Peabody Award for a BBC documentary on Somalia before joining Al Jazeera as its East... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lina Attalah

Lina Attalah

Founder and editor-in-chief, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the co-founder and chief editor of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been working as a journalist in Egypt, mostly covering it and parts of the Middle East for several news outlets. Before Mada Masr, she was the chief editor of Egypt Independent, a major English language publication. She also worked with several research-based projects around the themes of migration and mobility, technology and knowledge and... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 16:00 - 16:45
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

16:00

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.

Moderators
avatar for Julian Morgans

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.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Abboud

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 →
avatar for Tory Maguire

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

16:50

News meets comedy
Limited Capacity seats available

Cartoonists, viral videos, The Weekly, The Project, The Feed, The Weekend Shift … what hath Jon Stewart wrought, and what are the pros and cons of delivering current affairs as funny business?

This session will be recorded for broadcast and podcast on 2SER’s Fourth Estate.

Moderators
avatar for Fiona Katauskas

Fiona Katauskas

Cartoonist & illustrator, Freelance
Fiona Katauskas has been a freelance cartoonist since 1997. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, New Matilda and Eureka Street as well as on greeting cards for the Ink Group and t-shirts for Mambo. She is also the author and illustrator of a children’s sex education book, “The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made”, published by ABC books in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Colley

James Colley

Satirist, SBS/ABC
Young Walkley nominated satirist. Creator of The Backburner on SBS Comedy, writer for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, researcher for Gruen.
avatar for Jeanette Francis

Jeanette Francis

Reporter/presenter, SBS TV's The Feed
Jan Fran is a journalist and broadcaster. She currently hosts The Feed on SBS2. She writes, produces and presents everything from long form documentaries to comedy segments for the show. Before that she was a TV journo-turned-VJ who shot and produced stories from all over the world. Jan has lived in Lebanon, France, Bangladesh and Uganda and speaks three languages — most of them terribly. She’s been nominated for several awards but... Read More →
avatar for Tania Safi

Tania Safi

Senior video producer, BuzzFeed Australia
Tania Safi is the senior video producer at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures Australia. She writes, directs, produces, edits, and sometimes stars in a diverse range of viral videos that tackle everything from mental health to serious stuff like puppies. Her heart is in creating content that helps people feel a little less alone and/or a little more understood in the world — there's no greater feeling.


Thursday August 11, 2016 16:50 - 17:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

16:50

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?


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, Entertainment & Arts Alliance. He is currently a director of Media Super.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Inglis

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 mid-80s and began working for Allen & Unwin firstly in sales then as an editor on their fiction list. Following that was a year at HarperCollins as Publisher of... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Kaiser

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 worked with authors such as Kerry-Anne Walsh, Chris Masters, Kerry O’Brien, David Marr, Paul Barry, Michael Kirby, Barry Jones, Wayne Swan, Ross Gittins... Read More →
avatar for Karen Middleton

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 Gallery since 1989 and served as its president for four years. Karen is an experienced television, radio and newspaper commentator, appearing regularly on ABC TV's... Read More →
avatar for Daniela Pinheiro

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 of topics, many of which are politically oriented. She is also a former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Ms Pinheiro began her career... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 16:50 - 17:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW
 
Friday, August 12
 

08:00

Breakfast with BuzzFeed News
Get buzzed for another stimulating Storyology day with coffee and snacks thanks to our friends at BuzzFeed.

Partners

Friday August 12, 2016 08:00 - 08:55
Chauvel Foyer 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

09:00

Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday August 12, 2016 09:00 - 09:05
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

09:05

Making a racket: New frontiers of investigative journalism
Limited Capacity seats available

From the classic muckraking of Fleet Street to complex international yarns, Heidi Blake understands the scope of investigative reporting skills — and how technology and networks have given us new tools, but also made stories knottier. Her award-winning project “The Tennis Racket” was investigative reporting that exposed match-fixing at the highest levels of international tennis; a real marriage of data wizardry and old fashioned shoe-leather reporting, courting sources and trawling leaked documents. What does this work tell us about the possibilities of investigative reporting when you team up? How can time poor reporters learn to work with masses of documentation, sources and data? Q+A with Gold Walkley-winning Caro Meldrum-Hanna. 

This session is presented by BuzzFeed.

Moderators
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 greyhound racing. In 2015 she was also awarded NSW Journalist of the Year by the Kennedy Awards Foundation for her body of work on Four Corners, was nominated for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Blake

Heidi Blake

Investigations editor, BuzzFeed (UK)
Heidi Blake is BuzzFeed's UK Investigations Editor, leading a team of four reporters in London, and was previously Assistant Editor of The Sunday Times, attached to the Insight investigations team. She uncovered the “Tennis Racket” match-fixing scandal which rocked the 2016 Australian Open and her previous work on the Fifa Files — a cache of hundreds of millions of leaked documents from inside world football — helped bring... Read More →

Partners

Friday August 12, 2016 09:05 - 09:40
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

10:00

On trust and persistence: How to cultivate sources

We’ve talked a lot about the documents and data that can be the building blocks of an investigation. But what about the people? Four of the best share their strategies and best practice for finding and cultivating sources - and the ethics of protecting them and sharing their stories.

Daniela Pinheiro appears with the support of the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Blake

Heidi Blake

Investigations editor, BuzzFeed (UK)
Heidi Blake is BuzzFeed's UK Investigations Editor, leading a team of four reporters in London, and was previously Assistant Editor of The Sunday Times, attached to the Insight investigations team. She uncovered the “Tennis Racket” match-fixing scandal which rocked the 2016 Australian Open and her previous work on the Fifa Files — a cache of hundreds of millions of leaked documents from inside world football — helped bring... Read More →
avatar for Quentin Dempster

Quentin Dempster

Trustee, Walkley Foundation
Quentin Dempster AM is chairman of the Walkley Trustees. He was staff-elected director of the ABC 1992-1996. He has 46 years’ experience in print and broadcast journalism starting as a cadet on The Maryborough Chronicle, then police, courts, industrial and political rounds and column writing for the Brisbane Telegraph. He was awarded an Australian Journalists’ Association Gold Honour Badge for meritorious service in 1982 and served as... Read More →
avatar for Daniela Pinheiro

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 of topics, many of which are politically oriented. She is also a former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Ms Pinheiro began her career... 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 have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. The Panama Papers resulted in resignations and political scandals in Britain, Iceland, Spain, Malta and Pakistan and triggered dozens of official inquiries around the world. He is... Read More →


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

10:00

Traditional tongues: Indigenous stories and first languages
What role can traditional language play when telling stories from indigenous communities and culture - and what’s the role for storytellers in helping preserve these ancient tongues? Learn about the wide range of content produced by ABC Open’s partnership with First Languages Australia, and how new players like BuzzFeed are educating digital audiences.

Moderators
avatar for Jade Christian

Jade Christian

Commissioning editor, NITV
Jade has worked in the broadcast sector for over a decade on a broad range of content from Lifestyle and Factual to Sport – projects include, The Message Stick (ABC TV), The New Inventors Show (ABC TV) , 480 Series (ABC TV), Colour Theory 3 (NITV), Cook’n  at Jacko’s (NITV), The Barefoot Rugby League Show (NITV), The Marngrook Footy Show (NITV) and live sporting events (NITV). Most recently, Jade has developed a number of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allan Clarke

Allan Clarke

Indigenous affairs reporter, BuzzFeed Australia
Allan Clarke is a Muruwuri man who grew up in the small town of Bourke in western NSW. Currently, Allan is BuzzFeed Australia's Indigenous affairs reporter. Previously, he has worked as the western Sydney reporter for ABC News, and as a senior reporter on Living Black, SBS Television's flagship Indigenous news and current affairs programme. Last year, he was nominated for a Walkley award for a series of feature articles called 'Kimberley in... Read More →
avatar for Lionel Lovett

Lionel Lovett

Wiradjuri language teacher, Parkes Public School
Lionel Lovett is a regular face and voice in the media around his region participating in radio and newspaper stories, recording a ABC station ID in Wiradjuri, and being part of the part of the ABC Open film Mother tongue: Wiradjuri. When Lionel was at primary school in Parkes, he remembers poring over a ragged old picture book that showed Aboriginal people dancing and singing in the desert, wearing lap laps. He felt no connection to the... Read More →
avatar for Solua Middleton

Solua Middleton

Producer, ABC Open Gold Coast, ABC
Solua Middleton is the ABC Open producer for the Gold Coast. Solua has worked in the media industry for 15 years before joining ABC Open in 2010. She's been a music reviewer, feature film researcher, journalist and photographer for the Koori Mail Newspaper, and producer and video journalist for NITV News, as well as self-publishing the Gold Coast based Indigenous newspaper, Be Counted. In 2005, Solua won the Henry Mayer Media Prize for a story on... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe

Writer & director, First Languages Australia
Bruce Pascoe is an Australian Indigenous writer of Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian heritage. He has worked as a teacher, a farmer, a fisherman and an Aboriginal language researcher. He’s an award-winning writer, editor and anthologist, who has written 27 books. His book Fox a Dog won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Award for Young Adult Literature, and his non-fiction book Dark Emu won the 2016 NSW Premier’s Book of the Year.


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

11:00

Morning tea break
Friday August 12, 2016 11:00 - 11:25
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

11:30

MASTERCLASS: Photography from the road straight to the web
New technology lets you upload images and video straight from your DSLR camera. What are the basic essentials for taking a great photo that every reporter and storyteller should have in their arsenal? Come along to learn a few essentials and test the latest gear from Nikon. Or, BYO camera if you like!

Speakers
avatar for John Donegan

John Donegan

Head of Photography, Racing Victoria
John Donegan sold his first photograph to a suburban newspaper as a 14 year old in Melbourne. The led to a lifetime of chronicling news, revolutions, politics, cultural and sporting events in 15 countries around the world and across the length and breadth of mainland Australia. A former Walkleys Advisory board member, John is now Head of Photography at Racing Victoria.


Friday August 12, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

11:30

In conversation: Breaking the News

Tune in for lessons and laughs as two of the best in the business share their war stories from behind the broadcast news camera.

 


Speakers
avatar for Emma Alberici

Emma Alberici

Presenter, Lateline, ABC
Emma Alberici is the presenter of ABC's Lateline Program. Prior to taking up her latest role, Emma spent four years as the Europe Correspondent for the ABC based in the UK. She arrived in London just as Lehmann Bros was collapsing and as the world began questioning every accepted orthodoxy attaching to global financial markets. For someone who had spent most of the previous two decades as a business and finance journalist, it was a case of... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Sully

Sandra Sully

Journalist and senior editor, Ten Eyewitness News
Sandra Sully is a Journalist and Senior Editor with TEN Eyewitness News and one of the most recognisable and respected faces on Australian television. Sandra is the co-presenter of TEN Eyewitness News Sydney and has been part of the TEN News team since 1990. She celebrated her 25th anniversary at the network in 2015. Sandra has also hosted major Network news events including the Federal Budget, the Royal Wedding coverage from London and Oprah... Read More →


Friday August 12, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

12:30

Lunch break and networking
You've got 90 minutes for lunch and networking. And while you're at it:
  • Try the ABC’s VR project “Warwick Gold”
  • Chat with directors from First Languages Australia

Friday August 12, 2016 12:30 - 13:50
Chauvel Foyer 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

14:00

Embrace digital without discarding the past
Limited Capacity seats available

Media companies need to develop business strategies to maintain and sustain their existing platforms like TV and newspapers, while at the same time developing the next digital version of their organisation. Whether your media business is news or entertainment — how can we develop smart ways to think about maximizing the value on both the traditional and digital sides? Storyful works to help the world’s top news organisations verify and access content —but also develop strategies to survive and thrive.

Presented by Storyful.

Speakers
avatar for David Clinch

David Clinch

Global news editor, Storyful
David is Global News Editor of Storyful, the first and only news agency specifically designed for the social media age. David supervises breaking news coverage and manages key partner relationships for Storyful, helping the companies we work with develop strategies for sustained growth in digital news and video. David worked until April 2010 as part of the management team on the CNN International Desk in Atlanta and pioneered the use of Social... Read More →

Partners

Friday August 12, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

15:00

Magazine theory: Reinventing narrative

What’s new about magazine journalism? The truth is, the best writers are breaking new ground issue after issue. They were building immersive virtual worlds long before Oculus Rift, and they invented #longreads. Two great magazine writers share examples of experiments with form, structure and narrative tools. Do they do things differently for an audience reading on mobile?

Daniela Pinheiro appears with the support of the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

Moderators
avatar for Professor Julianne Schultz AM

Professor Julianne Schultz AM

Founding editor, Griffith Review
Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review, the award-winning literary and public affairs quarterly established by Griffith University in 2003 to provide a public intellectual leadership and a platform for long-form essays and other writing addressing topical issues beyond the daily news agenda. Professor Schultz is Chair of the Australian Film Television and Radio School and she was, until recently, a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniela Pinheiro

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 of topics, many of which are politically oriented. She is also a former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Ms Pinheiro began her career... Read More →


Friday August 12, 2016 15:00 - 15:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

15:00

Lightning Talks: Sensors, science, serial killing, war photography, and VR
Limited Capacity seats available

Five minutes, one great idea:

Sensors & Satellites: A new way of storytelling
Suzan Delibasic

Sleeping with the enemy: Scientists in newsrooms and journos in the lab
Lyndal Byford

Bowraville: An Australian podcast about serial killing
Dan Box, The Australian 

Shooting the picture: Press photography in Australia
Fay Anderson

Virtual Rodeo: Wrangling the bucking bronco of VR
Scott Gamble 


Speakers
avatar for Fay Anderson

Fay Anderson

Associate professor, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University
Fay Anderson is a media historian in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. She has published widely on war journalism, genocide, photography, and violence. Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath’s book Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting, was published in 2011. Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia, by Fay Anderson and Sally Young, will be published by MUP in August 2016.
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Dan Box

National crime reporter, The Australian
Dan Box is the award-winning National Crime Reporter for The Australian newspaper. He has previously worked for The Sunday Times and BBC, and is the author of a book about the death of Jake Kovco, the first Australian soldier killed in Iraq.
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Lyndal Byford

Media manager, Australian Science Media Centre
Lyndal is the media manager at the Australian Science Media Centre. She spends her days turning complex science papers into tasty tabloid morsels to help mainstream news journalists cover science. Lyndal has an Honours Degree in biotechnology from Flinders University and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University. She has experience talking science in a range of settings including science... Read More →
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Suzan Delibasic

PM digital producer, The New Daily
Suzan Delibasic is a technology journalist who is currently studying her journalism Honours thesis in Framing Hackers as Cyber Terrorists in the Australian media at Monash University. She has completed a Masters of Policing, Counter Terrorism and Intelligence specialising in Cyber Security at Macquarie University. Suzan has written for The Age newspaper, The AU Review and Information Security Buzz and is the current Technology Editor for Monash... Read More →
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Scott Gamble

Manager, audience content and partnerships for ABC Regional, ABC
Scott Gamble has worked extensively as a television producer and director, creating factual, entertainment and arts programming for Australian and International broadcasters. In 2015, Scott was Executive Producer of Warwick Gold Rodeo, the ABC’s first foray into VR storytelling. Scott is currently the Manager of Audience Content & Partnerships for ABC Regional. This role includes managing ABC Open, a project that invites everyday Australians to... Read More →


Friday August 12, 2016 15:00 - 15:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

16:00

Politics Pod Double Date live recording
Limited Capacity seats available

The Party Room meets Two Grumpy Hacks in a political podcasting double date for the ages. The election may be over but it’s not forgotten — and there’s a whole other circus still happening in the US.

Speakers
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Dennis Atkins

Advisory Board Member, Walkley Foundation
Dennis Atkins is national affairs editor for The Courier-Mail, the Brisbane-based metropolitan daily newspaper in Queensland. He reports national politics from both Canberra and Brisbane, provides international commentary, and is a senior member of the paper’s leader writing team. Dennis is also a regular panelist on Insiders, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship weekly politics television show. He also appears regularly... Read More →
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Malcolm Farr

National political editor, news.com.au
Malcolm Farr is national political editor for news.com.au, Australia's highest rating news website. He has covered politics in Canberra since 1991 and has worked for newspapers in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Rome. They included The Australian, the Daily Mirror and the Telegraph.
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Patricia Karvelas

Presenter, ABC
Patricia Karvelas has been a prominent senior journalist in the Australian media for two decades, beginning her professional career in broadcast journalism at the ABC and SBS as both a producer and presenter. She currently presents RN's flagship current affairs program RN Drive — a role she began in January 2015. Previously Patricia worked for The Australian newspaper, beginning in 2002, covering federal politics. She most recently worked... Read More →
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Fran Kelly

Advisory Board Member, Walkley Foundation
Respected radio presenter, current affairs journalist and political correspondent, Fran Kelly hosts the agenda-setting program RN Breakfast. Before taking up her current position she was the Political Editor for ABC TV’s 7:30 Report and spent two years in London as the ABC’s Europe correspondent. She revels in Breakfast's wide brief, which has reignited her passion for the arts, sport, issues and travel, and is still in the thick... Read More →


Friday August 12, 2016 16:00 - 16:50
Chauvel Cinema 1 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

17:00

Storyology Social: The BuzzFeed News Quiz
Do you know your Hiddleswift from your Hadron Collider? Some of the brightest minds in journalism will compete for bragging rights at the Storyology Social BuzzFeed News Quiz on Friday evening. You can watch the ABC, Pedestrain, Junkee, SMH, Guardian, Huffington Post, SBS and news.com.au battle it out Live on BuzzFeed Oz's Facebook page at 7pm. Or test your own news knowledge via the BuzzFeed News App.


Partners

Friday August 12, 2016 17:00 - 19:30
Imperial Hotel 252 Oxford St, Paddington NSW
 
Saturday, August 13
 

09:00

How to spot shit science (Storyology Plus workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available

An entertaining presentation exploring the alarm bells journalists should listen out for when they’re reporting on science issues. Plus practical exercises looking at scientific papers, media releases and news stories, and identifying the pressure points where inaccuracies and hype can slip into the process.

NOTE: This workshop is included in the Storyology Plus Pass, but not included in the regular Storyology Pass. Be sure to check you have the right pass before adding this workshop to your online schedule! Register for the workshop with a pass using this eventbrite link.

Speakers
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Joseph Milton

Senior media officer, Australian Science Media Centre
Joe Milton is an evolutionary biologist who, after studying the evolution of plants for ten years at various Scottish universities, made a move into journalism. Since then he has written for the Financial Times, Nature and New Scientist, among others. Joe joined the London Science Media Centre in 2010, where he was Senior Press Officer for Mental Health, before taking up the position of Senior Media Officer at the Australian Science Media... Read More →


Saturday August 13, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
The Old Bakery 245 Chalmers St, Redfern NSW 2016

11:30

Breaking down a behemoth investigation into bite-sized tasks (Storyology Plus Workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available

When you approach a huge global investigation — masses of data, multiple countries, so many stories — where do you start? This workshop will break down the strategy behind a giant investigative story, exploring how to go about auditing documents and data sets, dividing the workload of research and reporting, collaborating with other outlets, and publishing a series of stories in multiple formats and platforms.

NOTE: This workshop is included in the Storyology Plus Pass, but not included in the regular Storyology Pass. Be sure to check you have the right pass before adding this workshop to your online schedule! Register for the workshop with a pass using this eventbrite link

Speakers
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Heidi Blake

Investigations editor, BuzzFeed (UK)
Heidi Blake is BuzzFeed's UK Investigations Editor, leading a team of four reporters in London, and was previously Assistant Editor of The Sunday Times, attached to the Insight investigations team. She uncovered the “Tennis Racket” match-fixing scandal which rocked the 2016 Australian Open and her previous work on the Fifa Files — a cache of hundreds of millions of leaked documents from inside world football — helped bring... Read More →
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Paul Farrell

Reporter, Guardian Australia
Paul Farrell is a Guardian Australia journalist who produces investigations about immigration detention, national security and corporate affairs. He's broken major stories about Australia's immigration detention system and has worked on global investigations including the Panama Papers and the HSBC Swiss tax files. He also writes extensively about press freedom in Australia and how journalists' sources has been chased by the federal government.


Saturday August 13, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
The Old Bakery 245 Chalmers St, Redfern NSW 2016

14:00

Verification and user-generated content (Storyology Plus workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available

We're bringing back one of last year's most popular workshops for an encore. Learn strategies and tools for verifying eyewitness and citizen accounts online, with the team from the world’s first social media agency, Storyful.

NOTE: This workshop is included in the Storyology Plus Pass, but not included in the regular Storyology Pass. Be sure to check you have the right pass before adding this workshop to your online schedule! Register for the workshop with a pass using this eventbrite link.

Speakers
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David Clinch

Global news editor, Storyful
David is Global News Editor of Storyful, the first and only news agency specifically designed for the social media age. David supervises breaking news coverage and manages key partner relationships for Storyful, helping the companies we work with develop strategies for sustained growth in digital news and video. David worked until April 2010 as part of the management team on the CNN International Desk in Atlanta and pioneered the use of Social... Read More →
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Stephanie Hunt

Australia editor, Storyful
Stephanie Hunt is the Australia editor of Storyful. She has more than 15 years of experience as a journalist/producer across a range of national and international news and feature programs. She's just returned to Australia after working for Al Jazeera in the Middle East as a program editor. Prior to this, Stephanie spent more than four years at the Seven Network - predominately running the number one breakfast tv show, Weekend Sunrise. Her... Read More →


Saturday August 13, 2016 14:00 - 16:00
The Old Bakery 245 Chalmers St, Redfern NSW 2016
 
Monday, August 15
 

18:00

A Postcard from Brazil — Storyology Satellite Event (Free, Melbourne)

Don’t miss this satellite talk from the Storyology festival (10-13 August) and a chance to hear about life and media in Brazil, great magazine journalism and the power of investigative reporting to fight corruption. Who needs the Olympics?

Join us from 6pm for a 6:30 start at the Imperial Hotel in Melbourne for this exclusive event. Drinks and snacks provided. 

A special satellite event of the Storyology festival (August 10-13), this is your only chance to see Daniela in Melbourne, with the support of the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. 

The event is free but registrations are essential — follow the prompts here to register.


Moderators
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Sarah Abo

Reporter, SBS World News
Sarah Abo reports for SBS World News from SBS’s Melbourne newsroom.She started her career at Network Ten in Adelaide as a reporter and presenter, before moving to the Melbourne newsroom and joined SBS World News as a presenter and reporter in 2013. She was involved in SBS’s 2014 Brazil World Cup coverage, from where she also filed a feature for SBS’s international current affairs program, Dateline. Sarah was a 2014 CNN... Read More →

Speakers
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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 of topics, many of which are politically oriented. She is also a former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Ms Pinheiro began her career... Read More →


Monday August 15, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
Imperial Hotel, Melbourne 2-8 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC