Storyology Program 2018

Storyology, the Walkley Foundation’s journalism festival, is back, stacked full of big name storytellers and heading to Brisbane this July. The festival is part of our growing program of public talks and exhibitions that showcase great journalism.

This year, we’ll be taking Australians behind the headlines to see what great journalism looks like, how it’s made, and how it impacts everyday lives in an increasingly uncertain world.

Storyology 2018 will take place in Brisbane on July 27-28 at Palace Cinemas at the Barracks

Sydney will host free public events including a panel at Sydney Ideas on Monday July 30, “How can investigative journalism projects change the world?” Additional Sydney events will be announced shortly. 

Brisbane tickets:
Friday Night only – Storyology opening night talk
$35 (talk only) – no discounts

Saturday
Storyology Saturday Pass: $95 (10.30am – 4pm, 4 sessions) – 40% discount for MEAA members
Individual sessions: $30 each
Individual sessions (students and pensioners): $20

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Learn more about this year’s speakers here. #Storyology18

This book changed my life

When: Friday, July 27
6.00pm– 7.30pm
Where: Palace Barracks Theatre, Brisbane
61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City, QLD

What is the one book you press into the hands of new acquaintances? The book that you feel will open their eyes to a truth about the world, or explain you to them in a succinct few hundred pages? Nonfiction and fiction alike are under consideration as storytellers talk about the single book that most influenced their lives.

Panelists:
Trent Dalton,
journalist, The Weekend Australian magazine & author
Peter Greste, journalist & University of Queensland professor
Melissa Lucashenko, writer & author
Moderator: Adam Suckling, CEO, Copyright Agency

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Saturday morning with the papers

When: Saturday, July 28
10.30am– 11.30am
Where: 
Palace Barracks Theatre, Brisbane
61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City, QLD

Our panel of senior journalists, editors and a cartoonist talk through some of the year’s biggest stories, explaining why journalists cover stories the way they do. What questions should you be asking when you look at a story? Media literacy and ethics meets global context in a conversation about how journalism works and why we need it.

Panelists:
Paula Doneman, senior investigative producer and crime journalist, Seven
Sean Leahy, cartoonist, The Courier-Mail
Mark Schoofs, investigations & projects editor, BuzzFeed News (US)
Lenore Taylor, editor, Guardian Australia
Moderator: Danielle Cronin, editor, Brisbane Times

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Shooting the storm

When: Saturday, July 28
12.00noon– 1.00pm
Where: 
Palace Barracks Theatre, Brisbane
61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City, QLD

Every Brisbanite knows the feeling of a storm-swollen afternoon: the first, tense crack of thunder, the relief of the first, quickening raindrops, the smell of steam from rain-dampened earth. It’s a classic inspiration for many storytellers of all kinds – and not just writers. Photojournalist Nick Moir is one of Australia’s leading storm chasers; he’ll show and tell about some of his favourite dramatic weather shots from fire to flood.

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Power shifts: Identity, diversity, #MeToo

When: Saturday, July 28
1.30pm– 2.30pm
Where: 
Palace Barracks Theatre, Brisbane
61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City, QLD

Taking stock of #TimesUp: Hollywood gets all the press but are we succeeding at leveling the power imbalances in other industries? What does it take to change on such a large scale, and who’s leading the way? Hear from journalists who’ve been covering the movement – or managing their newsrooms’ approach to it – on how it’s evolving, how it is being and should be covered, and where things are going.

Panelists:
Catherine Fox, freelance business writer & 2017 Women’s Leadership in Media Award winner
Rachel Hancock, deputy editor, The Courier-Mail
Bri Lee, writer, author & editor
Moderator: Cathie Schnitzerling, Queensland editor, ABC Regional

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Killer stories: True crime and podcasts

When: Saturday, July 28
3.00pm– 4.00pm
Where: 
Palace Barracks Theatre, Brisbane
61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City, QLD

As journalists experiment with new storytelling formats, podcast series have emerged as an engrossing platform for true crime stories. This session delves into what it is about true crime stories that is so compelling. From technical details like getting your voice, tone and background noises just right, to how to treat the people you’re reporting on with respect. Prepare to feel spooked, moved and impressed in equal measure.

Hedley Thomas, national chief correspondent, The Australian & The Teacher’s Pet podcast
Rachael Brown, journalist, ABC & Trace podcast
Moderator: Matthew Condon, novelist & journalist

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