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Storyology. It’s our annual festival of journalism and media — networking, training and talks for the Australian media, featuring the best journalists from home and abroad.

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New additions:

Fighting the fakes (MELBOURNE! FREE!)
Panel with Gordon Farrer, RMIT ABC Fact Check; Frederic Filloux, editor, Monday Note & John S Knight fellow (France/US); Irene Jay Liu, Asia-Pacific lead, Google NewsLab (Hong Kong); with Russell Skelton of Fact Check moderating. Hear about the new verification ecosystem that has sprung up to fight the problem of misinformation (y’know, “fake news”). From tech solutions to business models and strategies, hear from some of the superheroes focused on rebuilding trust in journalism and facts.

Framing war (Sydney)
Photojournalist Andrew Quilty in conversation with painter Ben Quilty, with Jennifer Byrne moderating.

Check back as we’ll be announcing more sessions and speakers.


Sydney highlights

In Sydney, we’ll focus on industry, innovation and the craft of journalism and storytelling over two days, Aug. 30-31. Check out sessions on revenue, design, diversity, podcasting, arts writing and a whole bunch more. International speakers include Rappler CEO Maria Ressa (Philippines), founding editor of The Wire Siddharth Varadarajan (India), Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED Tonya Mosley (US), and Facebook’s head of journalism partnerships, Áine Kerr (US). Explore the Sydney program.

Maria Ressa (Philippines)
Rappler CEO. Battling propaganda with tech.

Sinead Boucher (NZ)
Fairfax New Zealand executive editor. News rewired.

Frédéric Filloux (US/France)
Media Note editor. On regaining the public’s trust.

Áine Kerr (US)
Head of journalism partnerships, Facebook. FB vs fake news.

Gautam Mishra
From Fairfax to founder. Getting real on revenue at inkl.

Sebastian Smee
Pulitzer-winning Boston Globe art critic.

Siddharth Varadarajan (India)
Founding editor at The Wire, star reporter, also an economist.


Brisbane highlights

What’s on in Brisbane: Storyology 2017 kicks off at the Brisbane Powerhouse Aug. 24 with our live storytelling extravaganza Storyology After Dark, where great journalism will leap to the stage! Featuring writers and journalists Trent Dalton, William McInnes, Tonya Mosley (US) and more. Your ticket includes a drink — come to the bar by the river after the show!

On Friday Aug. 25, we’ll have Storyology for Journalists, featuring speakers such as investigative reporter Aaron Glantz (US), Google News Lab’s Asia-Pacific lead Irene Jay Liu (Hong Kong) and others.

And there’s something for everyone at Storyology Saturday, Aug. 26. Come to a discussion about Queensland’s criminal history, the Trump effect and much more.

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Craig Silverman (Canada)
Media editor, BuzzFeed News. Misinformation muckraker

Andrew Quilty
The 2016 Gold Walkley-winning photojournalist talks Afghanistan and modern foreign correspondence.

Tonya Mosley (US)
KQED correspondent. Silicon Valley, Trump, bias and the media.

Caro Meldrum-Hanna
2015 Gold Walkley winner at Four Corners. Greyhounds, Don Dale and Pauline Hanson.

Aaron Glantz (US)
Investigative reporter, Reveal. His stories improved health care for hundreds of thousands of US veterans.

Kerry O’Brien
One of Australia’s most distinguished journalists. Six Walkleys, including the Gold.

Irene Jay Liu (Hong Kong)
Google News Lab’s Asia-Pacific lead on the new reporting toolkit.

Plus more on …

Podcasting • Politics • Humour • Memoir • Crime • Fake news • Making Money • Platforms • Freelancing • Real Diversity • Investigations • Sport • Data

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Are you a MEAA member? Get a discount on full festival passes for Brisbane or Sydney — use the code MEAA2017 and you’ll be prompted to add your active membership number.

For Brisbane tickets: Purchase your passes through the Brisbane Powerhouse website.

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This Was Storyology 2016

“If I’d sat down and made a wish list of everyone in the industry I wanted to hear at Storyology – it was the programme that was … I will walk if I have to be there next year because the experience was invaluable.”

— Yvette Aubusson-Foley, director, YAF Media and editor, Dubbo Weekender
See highlights from the 2016 conference



Thanks to the generous support of The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, we are doubling the number of scholarships this year! We have 10 scholarships to Storyology 2017 for journalists living and working outside the metro areas of Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

Scholarship recipients get a full pass to either the Sydney or the Brisbane sessions, plus $250 toward their travel expenses. It doesn’t include any individually ticketed workshops.

To apply for a Storyology scholarship, email barbara.blackman@walkleys.com your full name, job title and organisation, email, phone number, address, and a 200-word statement explaining how the scholarship would benefit you. If you’ve applied already, you’ll hear from us by Friday, July 21, AND if you haven’t, just get your application in by midnight on Wednesday, July 26.

The Storyology Scholarship program is made possible thanks to: COPYRIGHT FUND LOGO POS CMYK


Our partners

Many thanks to the fantastic organisations partnering with us on Storyology 2017 — we depend on their support. Contact Lauren Katsikitis if you’d like your organisation to be part of this illustrious group!