Country broadcast journalist Phil Holmes

“Journalism makes you think ‘I’m not trying to hurt anyone, I’m just trying to report the news’ and people need to realise that.” Phil Holmes, broadcast journalist for Ace Radio Station Hamilton, spoke to Samantha McCombe.

Freelance travel writer Mark Daffey

“The best is the freedom of the lifestyle. The worst is the money.” Freelance travel writer, editor and photographer Mark Daffey talks to Imogen Hartmann.

The Conversation’s Anthea Batsakis

“I’ve been rejected more times than I’ve been accepted. It’s hard, but you learn from it. You try somewhere else and you realise it’s not as scary as you think.” Anthea Batsakis, The Conversation’s deputy editor of politics and society, speaks to Carla Deale.

Photographer Penny Stephens

“Working for a newspaper you really feel like you have the keys to the city. You would do a job where you get to see the city from a perspective nobody ever gets to see.” Photographer Penny Stephens speaks to Nikita Helm.

Alana Schetzer, ABC News and freelance journalist

“The things I’m curious about are very varied and being able to talk to somebody who knows their stuff – not many people can do that.” Alana Schetzer shares insights with Shareena Abdul Aziz.