Drawing data from darkness

Their campaign, “Knowing what we’re up against” won Best Campaign and the Gold at the 2016 Our Watch Awards. Lauren Novak and Sheradyn Holderhead share what they learned about the value of collaboration, and building pressure on the police to share vital information. Photo above: Lauren Novak and Sh ...

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Giving voice to crime coverage

What is it about true crime stories that works so well in podcast format? Award-winning print journalist Richard Baker writes about diving into a new medium with The Age’s audio project “Phoebe’s Fall”. Photo above: Richard Baker recording "Phoebe's Fall" in the studio. One April morning this yea ...

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Interactive journalism fights Indigenous language loss

How do you keep your audience’s attention through long-form pieces? Gina McKeon and the team producing SBS’s new online interactive documentary, “My Grandmother’s Lingo” — which won the 2016 Walkley Award for multimedia storytelling — carved out three core elements: a strong personal story, an issue ...

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In the age of self-promotion, what happens to journalism’s quiet achievers?

Rachael Bolton ponders our brand new world. Cartoon by Bolton, too. From Issue 87 of the Walkley Magazine. A curious scientist might examine Mark di Stefano, political editor of BuzzFeed News Australia, for the formula for modern journalistic success. He’s young, with a solid “mainstream” backgro ...

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Hilarity and the hijab

Sakdiyah Ma’ruf, Indonesia's first female Muslim stand-up comedian, spoke with The Walkley Magazine’s Clare Fletcher while visiting Sydney in November to deliver the 2016 Chaser Lecture. This article is sponsored by our partner Media Super: When I meet Sakdiyah Ma’ruf it’s two days after th ...

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Adjusting to the rhythm of post-institutional journalism

Giulio Saggin woke up early for years to get to his job as an ABC photographer. He still does — but now he does it for himself. Photos by Saggin. When I stopped working in the news media after 27 years, I realised how institutionalised I'd become. Many side-effects of the “now, now, now” world of ...

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