New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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at The Wheeler Centre Boardroom

From Journalism to Book

Most journalists think they have a book in them – but making the transition from short pieces of journalism to 80,000 words or more is not simple, and many can’t complete the transition. In this workshop editor/journalist Sybil Nolan will give participants the benefits of her ten years in publishing. This is a professional workshop intended for professional journalists with a defined project. Special guests: Jo Chandler and Russell Robinson.


Portrait of Russell Robinson

Russell Robinson

Russell Robinson is an award-winning journalist who has worked in Melbourne, London and Hong Kong. Until recently he was an investigative reporter with the Herald Sun newspaper, focusing on crime. In August Pan Macmillan published Russell’s second book, Khaki Crims and Desperadoes, which traces the exploits of some of some of Australia’s best-known criminals and gangsters who served with the AIF during World War I.

Portrait of Sybil Nolan

Sybil Nolan

Sybil Nolan a lecturer in publishing and communications at the University of Melbourne. Her career includes stints as a newspaper journalist/editor and as a commissioning editor at Melbourne University Publishing.

Portrait of Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler is an award-winning freelance Australian journalist, author and editor. She has filed news and features from assignments across sub-Saharan Africa, Papua New Guinea, rural and remote Australia, Antarctica and Afghanistan. She has earned distinctions as an essayist, profile writer and narrative journalist, and is recognised across a range of specialty areas: science; environment; health; human rights; aid and development.

Jo teaches journalism at the University of Melbourne and is editor of The Citizen.

New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

How do you pick true news from fake news? How would diversity in senior and junior positions change the news we report – and how we report it? And does state politics need to be theatrical to be interesting to journalists?

Hear from some of the brightest minds in the media at this three-day series of discussions and workshops on the present and future of journalism. Including Brett McLeod, Katharine Murphy, Emma Alberici, Julian Burnside and more.

New News is presented in partnership with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and Monash University.



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