Q & A

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.

The New Daily science editor, John Elder

“Being part of something new is incredible and I really think that we could become a major player.” John Elder science editor at The New Daily, speaks to Pieter Clarke.

Sports journalist Melissa Haase

“You know when there’s smoke there’s fire and I think that’s probably a part of being a sports journalist particularly that people underestimate, you’ve got to be mentally strong to deal with all the backlash in this day and age.” Zack Mains talks to sports journalist Melissa Haase.

James Arbuthnott, cadet at the Campaspe News and Kyabram Free Press

“I’ve chased car accidents and visited high schools and spoken with people with disabilities facing funding cuts from the government. No two days are the same and it’s always exciting.”
James Arbuthnott speaks to Chris De Lutiis.

Philippa Hawker, film writer for The Australian

Philippa Hawker, film writer for The Australian

“…To interview her there in that environment felt like a dream. I had to pinch myself.” Philippa Hawker, film writer for The Australian talks to Mikaela Turner about her expansive film writing career.

Triple R radio presenter, Amy Mullins

“Community radio has a very unique and creative offering”. Triple R presenter Amy Mullins tells Jay Turko how she started in radio.

Star Weekly journalist Benjamin Millar

“I was frustrated and worried about what was happening … It was just a mini vent.” Benjamin Millar, Journalist at the Star Weekly, talks to Breanna Harris about the Twitter thread which changed how the media were reporting on African Australian communities.

Producer and reporter Jessica Moran, Southern Cross News Tasmania

” You learn from experience. Once you have done every story you possibly can from court, sport, community and all the colour stories, the second time is always easier.” Southern Cross News journalist Jess Moran speaks to Sinead McComish about her career as a reporter.

Sarah Olle, journalist and digital producer at Fox Sports

“Do I think I’m treated differently? Definitely by some of the older people in the establishment – not by people in my generation. I think that’s slowly dying out.” Fox Sport’s journalist and digital producer Sarah Olle talks to Amanda Kirkovski.