Fran Molloy, freelance journalist, Ultraverse
Journalist and copywriter, Fran’s media experience includes work as a radio producer, (2GB, 2SER), website producer and sub-editor (Reportage, Pacific Journalism Online, UTS), editor, (various, including Pacific Journalism Review), researcher / producer (ABC Asia-Pacific Television) and reporter (Fairfax). She moderates the popular freelancers forum, Freeline, and has been a freelance journalist for the last ten years, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and SunHerald (see Fairfax stories), the ABC Online (links here) and a wide range of magazines. She has taught journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, the Australian College of Journalism, the University of NSW and Southern Cross, Lismore. She is the former manager of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism. Fran studied photography in London and has postgraduate qualifications in journalism. She has written two books, Careers in Journalism, (published by John Wiley and Sons in August 2004) and Extreme Careers (published by CareerFAQs in 2006). She has contributed food reviews to both the SMH Good Pub Food Guide and the SMH Everyday Eats guidebooks in 2011 and 2012 and to Eating Out with Kids, (Rockpool, 2009). Before working as a journalist, Fran spent a number of years in corporate IT, human resources, sales and technical writing and has worked as a librarian, researcher, waitress, bar attendant, retailer and conference organiser.