FRIDAY 23RD OF AUGUST 2013
The University of Newcastle Student Day was held on Friday, 23 August 2013 and was a great success!
The Walkley Student Industry Days are designed to provide final-year journalism and communications student with real insights into the broad, multi-faceted journalism industry.
Accomplished young journalists and senior industry leaders as well as media professionals working in niche areas participate in panel discussions to prepare students for the realities and pressures of the work place.
The days aim to equip students with practical skills and knowledge so that they can enter the industry with confidence and a competitive edge.
Walkley Student Industry Days are fun, interactive and best of all... free!
- Peter Fitzsimons, author, columnist and sports journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald & Sun Herald
- Ella Rubelli, photojournalist, The Global Mail
- Sharri Markson, editor, Cleo Magazine
- Tim Noonan, reporter & producer, Sunday Night, Channel Seven
- Eve Nesmith, online editor, The Newcastle herald
- Ben O'Neill, media & communications manager, The Central Coast Mariners Football Club
- Liz Farquhar, news editor, ABC Radio Newcastle
- Brooke Twyford, director of operations, the Global Mail
Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald.He is also a regular TV commentator, a former radio presenter (very successfully, with Mike Carlton on Radio 2UE) and is also a former Wallaby.
Peter is the author of over 20 books - including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia, Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age and biographies of Nancy Wake‚ Kim Beazley‚ Nick Farr-Jones‚ Les Darcy, Steve Waugh and John Eales.
Peter is Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author of the last ten years.
Peter was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator, and to the community through contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sporting organisations.
Peter boasts an impressive list of interview credits including ex-president George Bush, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jodie Foster, Nicki Lauda, Joe Montana and Carl Lewis as well as all the major Australian sporting figures from Shane Gould to Lionel Rose and Allan Border. He has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister from Gough Whitlam through to Julia Gillard.
Andrew Denton has called him "Australia's finest sports journalist."
He lives with his wife, Lisa Wilkinson, and their three children in Sydney.
YOUNG JOURNALIST PANEL
Tim Noonan goes where few other reporters can go. He is his own producer, reporter and cameraman – a gritty and talented one-man-band. At 30, Tim has been working at Seven’s Sunday Night for two years. In 2009, he won the Walkley Award for Broadcast Camera. With very little backup and heaps of dedication, Tim has quickly established a reputation as a fearless video journalist who can get to otherwise inaccessible people and places. He has been nominated for two Logies, worked as a senior producer on Seven’s The Force and Border Security, been a video-journalist for Today Tonight but also directed numerous short films that have won awards worldwide.
- Amazon’s Ancient Tribe: http://vimeo.com/31869229 In a world exclusive, after more than a year of planning, Sunday Night ventures deep into the Brazilian jungle to make contact with one of the lost tribes of the Amazon. The Stone Age Suruwaha tribe live just as they have for thousands of years, including practicing human sacrifice. Just a handful of government officials and scientists have ever been granted access -- until now. Sunday Night reporter/cameraman Tim Noonan and adventure writer Paul Raffaele are the first foreigners to live amongst this ancient Indian warrior people. What the pair discover - after overcoming many dangers, is truly remarkable.
- Tim travelled to the Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards in Chittagong to film the harrowing conditions of shipbreaking workers: http://vimeo.com/60668206
Rosie Squires is the senior news writer for CLEO. She started as a cadet journalist at The Sunday Telegraph in 2009 working in the transport and education rounds. In 2010, she won News Limited’s Young Journalist of the Year award for her investigation into Sydney nursing homes and in 2011 won the Walkley Young Australian Print Journalist of the Year award for the same story. At the ceremony she was highly commended by the Walkley Board. Rosie went to London on secondment to work at the now defunct News of the World and in 2012 won the NSW Kennedy Young Journalist of the Year award. In March 2013 Rosie started work at CLEO under new editor Sharri Markson.
Ella Rubeli is a photojournalist at www.theglobalmaill.org. In July 2013 She was the winner of the Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Award in the Camerawork category. Since joining the philanthopically funded start-up before its launch in February 2012, she has covered a wide range of subjects, from tuberculosis to taxidermy. While particularly interested in multimedia story-telling, in addition to shooting stills and videos, Ella also likes to break out into the written word. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Technology, Sydney and also studied a semester of journalism, multimedia and world politics at the Danish School of Journalism and spent six months as an intern at The Sydney Morning Herald.
- 2013 Walkley Young Journo of the Year Award Award winning photo essays:
Born in Perth, but raised in Canberra, Liz eventually found her way back to the coast, moving to Newcastle in 1995 to join the ABC news team. Liz studied Broadcast Journalism at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, where she also played lots of hockey, froze in the chilly pubs, and met her future husband, Chris. After working for a short time at the University overseeing the student newsroom, Liz began her career with the ABC as the switchboard operator for Saturday morning "Gardening Talkback" with Michael Croke at ABC Radio in Orange. It was a promising start and from there, Liz worked her way into the ABC newsroom in Orange, and then worked as a producer for the Morning Show at ABC Radio Riverina in Wagga Wagga. Liz now heads up the Newcastle newsroom, a small team of dedicated journalists and coffee drinkers.
Brooke Twyford returned home to Australia in September 2012 after more than eight years in the US with Time Inc. in New York, most recently as VP, Operations, for the News and Sports Groups, across such titles as Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune. She was the production lead for the publisher’s quick-turn-around decision to have all 21 titles available on tablets by the end of 2011. Before leaving for the US, Brooke’s earlier roles in media management in Australia included Executive Publisher of New Scientist and Production Director at Reed Business Information, VP and General Manager of Time Inc. South Pacific, and Production Manager and Photo Editor of Good Weekend magazine for Fairfax.
Brooke joined The Global Mail as its Director of Operations, overseeing the production engine room of the philanthropically funded quality journalism site, which launched in February 2012. www.theglobalmail.org focuses on long form features, multimedia projects, photojournalism and data journalism.
Ben O’Neill is the Media and Communications Manager for the Central Coast Mariners Football Club. Amongst a wide variety of roles, Ben coordinates media events and press conferences, manages club social media channels and is the primary point of contact with the Hyundai A-League’s host broadcasters and the media. Ben graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Communication majoring in journalism and public relations in 2010. Ben joined the Mariners after spending two seasons volunteering in a media capacity with Newcastle Jets FC.
Eve Nesmith is the Newcastle Herald's online editor. She manages the Herald's website, apps and social media platforms. This involves choosing, commissioning and curating written, pictorial and multimedia content and overseeing the Herald's conversation with readers. Her role centres on ensuring the Herald is first, and most accurate, with the news but also involves working with journalists, photographers and multimedia producers to identify content opportunities and develop ideas and angles. Eve has been the Herald's online editor since 2010. For two years prior to this she worked as an editorial training executive for Fairfax Media. This travelling role involved coaching, training and mentoring journalists, photographers and editors at the company's 170 Australian and New Zealand print media mastheads. Eve began her journalism career in 1991 when she secured a cadetship at the Newcastle Herald. Between 1991 and 2007 she held a number of newsroom roles at the Herald and the Illawarra Mercury. She worked as a sports, news and features reporter; news and features subeditor; newspapers in education co-ordinator; deputy features editor and features editor. Outside Fairfax newsrooms Eve has published number of freelance travel articles, worked as a sportswriting 'stringer' for AAP, was the Northern NSW Football Association's media liaison and the media liaison for Hawkesbury Tourism. Eve has a long-held interest in mentoring and training. She has been the Herald's on-site cadet counsellor, training co-ordinator and intern supervisor for a number of years.