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Innovation highlight — The Age’s graphic novella

In this innovation highlight, JNI’s David Skapinker talks to The Age‘s social affairs editor Jewel Topsfield and illustrator Matt Davidson about creating ‘Jack’s story’, an innovative, graphic novel-style story about a teenager struggling with his sexuality and isolation during Melbourne’s Covid lockdown.

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The Editors: Anthony De Ceglie, Editor-in-Chief, The West Australian

Anthony De Ceglie is Editor-in-Chief of Seven West Media’s newspapers in Western Australia, encompassing The West Australian, The Weekend West, The Sunday Times, thewest.com.au, perthnow.com.au and 19 other regional newspapers. He delivered the second in JNI’s lecture series, The Editors, which provides some of Australia’s newsroom leaders the opportunity to take a step back from news deadlines to examine the purpose and practice of journalism.


Inside the Media Scrum: Bonus episode — Laura Tingle

7.30’s chief political correspondent Laura Tingle joined Malcolm Farr for the seventh episode of Inside the Media Scrum. This is the full recording of their discussion, in which they consider the final days of the election campaign, whether the media have covered the campaign well enough, and what Scott Morrison’s absence from ABC programs means for journalists and voters.


Breakdown of the Media Scrum

The election race has been run and won, and the media’s performance has been one of the key talking points throughout the campaign. In the final episode of Inside the Media Scrum, Malcolm Farr and Amanda Copp look back at what the media got right and, in some cases, very wrong. They also ponder the future of campaign coverage and the next moves for those who misread public opinion.


Inside the Media Scrum: Episode 7 — The final stretch

7.30’s chief political correspondent Laura Tingle joins Malcolm Farr in the latest episode of Inside the Media Scrum. Together they look at what’s ahead in the final days of the election campaign, how the media have been performing, and what the Prime Minister’s absence from ABC programs means for journalists and voters.


How to write factual longform

The Judith Neilson Institute brought together five acclaimed writers to share their longform storytelling tips — The Saturday Paper’s Rick Morton, Good Weekend’s Amanda Hooton, ABC Background Briefing’s Mahmood Fazal, author and social researcher Rebecca Huntley, and former foreign correspondent and author Nick Bryant.


How to Electrify the World with Dr Saul Griffith

Powering Earth on green electricity is not fanciful thinking according to engineer and inventor Dr Saul Griffith. He has a plan for generating enough renewable energy to fuel our vast continent. And, according to the leading scientist, with some achievable tweaks to the world of business and the way we approach global capitalism, the transition away from fossil fuels can be achieved. Listen to Saul as he charts his solution – which leans on the help of an unlikely cohort: the Country Women’s Association…


Inside the Media Scrum: Episode 6 — Bush politics

With two weeks to go in the federal election campaign, is the media missing a trick by ignoring regional and rural issues and voters? Amanda Copp speaks with political journalist Jamieson Murphy from The Land about Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce’s retail politics, and what the media is missing out on. Plus more on the gotcha moments that are putting the media at the centre of the election.


Inside the Media Scrum: Bonus episode — Tony Windsor

In this bonus episode of Inside the Media Scrum, Malcolm Farr interviews former independent MP Tony Windsor.


Inside the Media Scrum: Episode 5 — Mounting criticism of the media

At the mid-point of the Australian federal election Malcolm and Amanda discuss the mounting criticism from, seemingly, all quarters over the coverage of the campaign.


Inside the Media Scrum: Bonus episode — Anthony De Ceglie

Malcolm Farr interviews Anthony De Ceglie, Editor-in-Chief of The West Australian, The Sunday Times, PerthNow.com.au and the entire Seven West Media stable of local papers in Western Australia.


Inside the Media Scrum: Episode 4 — Positively negative campaigning

Malcolm Farr and Amanda Copp are together in Canberra dissecting the latest week of the federal election. Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s COVID diagnosis, scare campaigns and the Solomon Islands all made the news this week, while the PM made a gaff. Or did he?


Inside the Media Scrum: Bonus episode — Tory Maguire

In an exclusive interview with Tory Maguire, Executive Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WAtoday, Malcolm Farr delves into the decision making process behind coverage of the Australian federal election in one of the biggest newsrooms in the country.


Inside the Media Scrum: Episode 3 — Press pack mentality

From the press pack coordinating questions to get answers from the PM, to gotcha questions and the glamour of life on the road, Malcolm Farr and Amanda Copp talk week two of the Australian federal election and the way the media are covering the campaign.


The SMH’s Kate Geraghty and Anthony Galloway on reporting from Ukraine

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Kate Geraghty and Anthony Galloway have recently returned from assignment in Ukraine, which the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas proudly supported.


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