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New News: The Pitch
You can write. But can you pitch? In this panel discussion, followed by audience Q&A, you'll hear from some of Australia's leading editors on the pitching process. Ideally suited to emerging writers and freelancers. Learn how to get your stories heard.
Simon Crerar is BuzzFeed's Australia Editor and leads an editorial team dedicated to growing the social news and entertainment company's Australian audience with viral content by and for Australians.
Simon Mann is the editor of The Citizen. Launched in 2013, The Citizen showcases the work of students in the Master of Journalism program at the Centre for Advancing Journalism.
A journalist for more than 30 years, Simon has held a series of senior reporting and editing roles at the Age, and is a two-time foreign correspondent having been based in Europe and, more recently, Washington DC. He was awarded the Walkley Award for international journalism in 1999 for his coverage of the war in Kosovo and refugee crisis in the neighboring Balkan states.
Cass Knowlton is the editor of Crikey!.
Tim Fisher is the editorial director of Broadsheet Media.
In the past decade Tim has edited a range of websites and magazines for publishers including Architecture Media, News Corp and Morrison Media, where he became the longest-serving editor of Surfing Life magazine. He has worked in communications for non-profit organisations and taught online journalism at RMIT. His writing has appeared in the Age, Smith Journal, triple j Magazine and elsewhere, and he is a board member of the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Margaret Easterbrook is editor of the Saturday Age, a position she has held for three years. In her 25 years at the Age, she has held numerous editing and reporting positions. Highlights have included editing the weekend features section, Insight, night news editing, reporting from the Age's Canberra bureau, writing on media issues and covering Melbourne's failed bid for the 1996 Olympics. Away from journalism, Margaret is a keen traveller.