Find yourself surrounded by some of the world's brightest journalists at this year's Storyology, returning to Brisbane at the end of July. Brought to you by The Walkley Foundation, Australia's networking festival of media and storytelling welcomes Australian and international journalists who'll be leading talks and lectures on today's big questions around the forever-changing industry.
The festival kicks off in Brisbane on Friday evening with a panel dubbed This Book Changed My Life. Adam Suckling from Copyright Agency will moderate as three storytellers discuss the nonfiction and fiction books that have most impacted their lives.
Saturday will take a 'behind the news'-style approach to uncover what journalism looks like in 2018. First up, journalists and editors (plus one cartoonist) from the likes of Buzzfeed and Guardian Australia will lead an ethical discussion on reporting some of the year's biggest stories.
At noon, photojournalist Nick Moir will share the storm-chasing stories behind dramatic weather shots, before a timely discussion at 1.30pm dubbed Power Shifts: Identity, Diversity, #Metoo. Four female journalists, led by ABC Regional Queensland editor Cathie Schnitzerling, will share insights on the 'Time's Up' movement, including how their newsrooms are approaching the ever-evolving coverage and the lasting impact on diversity.
The day will wrap up with a session exploring why podcasts have become the medium-of-choice for sharing true crime stories and all nuances that play into this — from nailing the tone to reporting respectfully.
Storyology 2018 will take place at Palace Cinema at the Barracks from Friday, July 27 to Saturday, July 28. See the full program of events and talks here.
We also have five doubles passes to the full festival to giveaway. To enter, see details below.
Image: Tim Marshall.