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Entries for the 2018 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards are now open!


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SWF – Media in Full Colour

Join us at The Sydney Writers' Festival. The faces and voices making and appearing in our news are still catching up with the diversity of the comm ...

Storyology Brisbane 2018

Storyology is back for 2018! Friday July 27 - Saturday July 28. Program will be released on June 4 so far now just mark diaries and save the dat ...

Storyology Sydney 2018

Storyology is back for 2018! For Storyology Brisbane, click here.  Storyology Sydney, Monday July 30. Program will be released on June 4 ...

Meet our stars

Jo Chandler2017 Freelance Journalist of the Year

Jo Chandler is a freelance journalist, author, editor and educator. Her focus is on deep reportage across a diverse range of topics: science; environment; health; human rights; aid and development. She has filed from Africa, remote Australia, Antarctica, Afghanistan and, frequently, Papua New Guinea. She has earned numerous distinctions, including Walkley and Quill awards and the Bragg Prize for Science Writing. Formerly a long-time staffer at The Age, her work has featured in The Monthly, The Guardian, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmos, Griffith Review and New Scientist, amongst others.

Paul Farrell2017 Young Journalist of the Year

Paul Farrell is an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed Australia. He was previously investigative reporter at Guardian Australia. He was the lead reporter on the Nauru Files, the largest leak of documents ever published from inside Australia's immigration detention system. He has worked on many of Guardian Australia’s biggest stories about national security, immigration and corporate affairs, and was a Walkley Award finalist in 2016.

Catherine Fox2017 Women's Leadership in Media Award winner

A journalist, author and presenter, Catherine is one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce. She regularly moderates and speaks at conferences around Australia and in the UK, and often appears in the media. After working in the financial services sector in Sydney and London, Catherine joined the Australian Financial Review. During a long career with the AFR she edited several sections of the publication, and wrote the Corporate Woman column and for Boss magazine before becoming a freelance writer in 2012. Catherine regularly writes for a range of publications, including ABC Online and The Deal, and has written several books: “Seven Myths about Women and Work” (New South) was published in 2012 and her latest “Stop fixing women: why building fairer workplaces is everybody’s business” (NewSouth) was released in April 2017. Catherine helped establish the annual Westpac/Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards and is on several advisory boards, including the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board, and Australian Women Donors Network.

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