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Storyology – The Storytelling Journey


Thursday, 20th November 2014 at 10:09 am
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist
Storytelling is the new buzz concept in the Not for Profit sector and from December 1-4, the Walkley Foundation is holding its annual Storyology Conference aimed at delivering bold new ideas.

Thursday, 20th November 2014
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Xavier Smerdon, Journalist


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Storyology – The Storytelling Journey
Thursday, 20th November 2014 at 10:09 am

Storytelling is the new buzz concept in the Not for Profit sector and from December 1-4, the Walkley Foundation is holding its annual Storyology Conference aimed at delivering bold new ideas.

Storyology: Innovate, Create & Inspire! is a four-day festival that brings together journalists, screenwriters, authors, satirists, entrepreneurs, multimedia gurus, documentary-makers, photographers, producers and bloggers in a space to inspire, foster collaborations, and encourage experimentation and bold ideas.

The program will explore the latest trends, techniques and tools for storytelling – mapping the landscape of today’s media to help you best position yourself in this evolving space.

Opening with a laser focus on the entrepreneurial side of innovation on December as well as explore the rise of citizen journalism, social media and user generated content and how storytellers can engage with and verify user generated content.

The event will also examine open journalism and how storytellers use digital tools to collaborate and report across borders as well as the latest and greatest models and sources of funding.

Organisers have a stellar line-up of local as well as international talent to help map the storytelling journey, including these international media superstars:

  • Aron Pilhofer, executive editor of digital, the Guardian (UK) (just announced!)

  • Emily Ramshaw, editor of the Texas Tribune, Austin TX, USA

  • Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, NYC, USA

  • Femi Oke, host of The Stream, Al Jazeera English, UK

  • Kevin Davis, CEO and executive director, Investigative News Network, LA, USA

  • Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler, Philippines

  • Madhu Trehan, founder and editor of NewsLaundry, India

  • Dina Zaman, author and renowned columnist, Malaysia

  • Amir Muhammad, writer, publisher and filmmaker, Malaysia

  • Nivell Rayda, author and Sunday editor of The Jakarta Globe, Indonesia

The event offers four days of professional development opportunities, inspiration, practical master classes, as well as a host of networking events.There are also single day passes available.

To buy tickets go to http://walkleys.com/storyology/buy-tickets/

Pro Bono Australia is a Media Partner.

 

Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist  |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.


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