Storyology Sydney 2018

Sydney program

This year, the main Storyology festival hub is in Brisbane. Sydney audiences however are invited to attend three public events in their city – with all of them free! *Registrations going fast.

Killer stories: True crime & podcasts

As journalists experiment with new storytelling formats, podcast series have emerged as a uniquely 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 tone just right, to how to treat the people you’re reporting on with respect.

When: Thursday, July 26
6.00pm– 7.00pm
Where: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW

Allan Clarke,
Unravel True Crime, ABC
Nicole Hogan, “Eight Minutes”, Daily Telegraph
Mary-Ann Harris, New Idea Investigates
Moderator: Claire Harvey, deputy editor, Sunday Telegraph

Storyology BuzzFeed breakfast

Mark Schoofs, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations & projects editor for BuzzFeed News in New York, has some strong views on how journalists should approach interviewing. At this special, free industry breakfast as part of the Walkley Foundation’s Storyology festival, hear his tips on approaching interview subjects to draw out gripping stories, followed by a Q&A with BuzzFeed Australia political editor Alice Workman.

When: Monday, July 30
7.30am– 9.00am
Where: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW

Mark Schoofs,
investigations & projects editor, BuzzFeed News (US)
Alice Workman, political editor, BuzzFeed Australia

How can investigative journalism projects change the world? 

Great journalism changes laws and lives. Hear from reporters about what it takes to build an investigative project, how they find and protect sources, compile evidence and structure complex stories to resonate with audiences.

When: Monday, July 30
6.00pm– 7.30pm
Where: The Footbridge Theatre, Parramatta Rd

Alison Sandy, FOI editor, Seven
Mark Schoofs, investigations & projects editor, BuzzFeed News (US)
Michael West, founder & editor,
Carrie Fellner, investigative journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald
Gerard Ryle, director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Moderator: Annamarie Jagose, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney