Photo: Nick Moir, “Run”, from “Firestorm”

Great journalism holds the powerful to account, changes lives and strengthens Australia’s democracy. The annual Walkley Awards recognise the year’s most impactful and courageous journalism – the stories that define Australia and our history.

Walkeys Live: The Journalist Gene is a series of eight one-hour biographical portraits of eight Walkley Award-winning or recognised journalists, exploring the national and international context in which their award-winning work took place; the influences and personal inspirations for their approach; and the professional drive, courage and values that sustain their work.

Town Hall, Sydney


Thursday January 21, 12pm: Nick Moir & Sylvia Liber: Triggered – Photojournalism in Natural Disasters. Tickets here.

Thursday January 21, 6pm: Lorena Allam & Laura Murphy-Oates: The Killing Times. Tickets here.

Friday January 22, 12pm: Patrick Abboud: ‘Doing’ Diversity. Tickets here.

Friday January 22, 6pm: Kate McClymont: Digging Up the Underbelly of Sydney’s Upper Echelon. Tickets here.

Saturday January 23, 12pm: Chris Reason: Terror on the Ground – Lindt Café Siege. Tickets here.

Saturday January 23, 6pm: Mahmood Fazal: “No Gangsters in Paradise”. Tickets here.

Sunday January 24, 6pm: 2020 Gold Walkley-winner Mark Willacy interviewed by Chris Masters. Tickets here.

View all sessions here.