Fishing where the fish are: ABC News on Facebook Messenger

Craig McCosker, ABC's product manager for mobile, on a recent experiment. Late last year, 20 ambitious young journalists lined up for the final round of the ABC News 2017 cadet intake interviews. “Why do you want a cadetship?” we asked. “Because you are in all the places I get news,” many said ...

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What do you do when powerful people lie? Answers, crowdsourced.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has been a pile of trouble for journalists, as UK journalists Heidi Skjeseth and Alan Rusbridger write: "The world is not black and white, neatly divided between truth and untruth, but there are such things as lies. Journalists need to be able to deal with this, esp ...

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Top political reporter to talk journalistic integrity and Trump at April Press Freedom Australia Dinner

Journalists’ fight against fake news and ‘alternative facts’ is the focus for the 2017 Press Freedom Australia dinner, to be held in Sydney on April 28. Sky News political editor David Speers will be the guest speaker at this year’s event, following in the footsteps of previous speakers including ...

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Interactive journalism fights Indigenous language loss

How do you keep your audience’s attention through long-form pieces? Gina McKeon and the team producing SBS’s new online interactive documentary, “My Grandmother’s Lingo” — which won the 2016 Walkley Award for multimedia storytelling — carved out three core elements: a strong personal story, an issue ...

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Tell us what you want to see and do at Storyology 2017

Storyology is back and kicking off in Brisbane this August 24-26, 2017 (+ programming in Melbourne and Sydney, Aug 28-30). As we plan the program, we want your ideas for the topics, speakers and stories that will make 2017 our best journalism festival yet. Storyology 2016 attracted nearly 500 ...

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In the age of self-promotion, what happens to journalism’s quiet achievers?

Rachael Bolton ponders our brand new world. Cartoon by Bolton, too. From Issue 87 of the Walkley Magazine. A curious scientist might examine Mark di Stefano, political editor of BuzzFeed News Australia, for the formula for modern journalistic success. He’s young, with a solid “mainstream” backgro ...

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