That day in September

On the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, we republish a Walkley Magazine piece from Summer 2002 by Mark Riley, then New York correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Riley was in a playground with his son when planes struck the World Trade Center, but he was soon on ...

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When the conflict zone follows you home

Each spring we use the runup to World Press Freedom Day (May 3) to focus on press freedom. This year, it has been 12 years since ABC Cameraman Paul Moran was the first member of the media killed in the Iraq war. This piece by his colleague Eric Campbell, first published in the Walkley Magazine in th ...

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Reporting on the death of a child — a mother’s perspective

In January of this year, Michelle McLaughlin lost her four-year-old son in an accident. She explains how the reporting of this tragedy in the media intensified the grief she and her family were feeling, and hopes her story can help reduce the trauma and pain of such a situation for others. Our pr ...

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