Storyology, the Walkley Foundation’s journalism festival, takes you behind the true stories that shape our world. This year, panels featuring some of Australia’s best journalists (hailing from the Guardian, Seven, BuzzFeed and more) will delve into the headlines to figure out what great journalism looks like, how it’s made, and why – more than ever – we need it. Topics include true crime, the #MeToo movement, books, media literacy and photojournalism.
If you care about truth, wonder about the future or just love a good yarn, Storyology is the festival for you.
Explore the program in brief below, or view it in full on our website.
Cost: Individual sessions from $30 | Full Saturday pass: $95
Discounts available for MEAA members and students
Opening Night: Friday July 27
This book changed my life
Fiction and nonfiction storytellers talk about the books that changed their lives.
Speakers: Trent Dalton, Peter Greste, Melissa Lucashenko
Moderator: Adam Suckling
Full Day: Saturday July 28
Saturday morning with the papers
Why do journalists cover the stories they do, the way they do? A peek behind the curtain from Guardian Australia, BuzzFeed, Seven and the Courier Mail.
Speakers: Paula Doneman, Sean Leahy, Mark Schoofs, Lenore Taylor
Moderator: Danielle Cronin
Shooting the storm
Sydney Morning Herald chief photographer Nick Moir does show and tell with some of his favourite dramatic weather shots, from fire to flood.
Speaker: Nick Moir
Power shifts: Identity, diversity, #MeToo
What does it take to effect change on a massive scale, and who’s leading the way?
Speakers: Catherine Fox, Rachel Hancock, Bri Lee
Moderator: Cathie Schnitzerling
Exploring why true crime stories are so compelling, and why podcasts seem particularly suited to the genre.
Speakers: Hedley Thomas, Rachael Brown, Matt Condon
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