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Beyond the Soundbite: The Art of the Longform Interview


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Don’t just get the quotes – get the story. In an age of snack-sized news, are audiences hungry for a meatier tale? For many, nourishing narrative journalism and slow-cooked longform interviews satisfy an appetite for immersion; we’ll talk to the best in the business about how to steer a rich, often tender, conversation.


Andrew Dodd

Andrew Dodd is the director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years, working in radio, TV, print and online.  He was a broadcaster at ABC Radio National, where he presented many of the network’s programs and founded th... Read more

Jane Hutcheon

Jane Hutcheon presents the interview show One Plus One on ABC TV.  She has interviewed celebrities, artists and leaders from around the world including Alan Rickman, Geoffrey Rush, Eddie Izzard and Mary Robinson. A former foreign correspondent, she has covered wars, disasters and key... Read more

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer who has worked as a journalist and broadcaster. Her most recent books are A Letter to Layla: Travels to our Deep Past and Near Future, Bloodhound: Searching For My Father, and By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life (all published by Text). She was the editor of two volumes ... Read more

Philip Chubb

Philip Chubb is head of Journalism at Monash University. In 2014, Philip published his third book, Power Failure, which is an evaluation of the successes and failures of climate change policy-making in the governments of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, 2007 – 13. He was the creator of the renow... Read more


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