Q & A

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.

Basketball Forever journalist Nick Jungfer

“You surprise yourself with what you become interested in and how much you enjoy it.” Nick Jungfer, Basketball Forever’s lead writer, talks about the competitive nature of sports journalism and what made him the writer he is today. Jet Nye reports.

Charlotte Grieve, freelancer and writer for The Citizen website

“There’s so many different places a story can come from, but not all stories go somewhere.” Freelancer and writer for The Citizen Charlotte Grieve talks to Ainsleigh Oates about finding her feet in such a competitive industry.

Channel Ten journalist Yasmin Paton

“Being sensitive as a journalist can be a really positive trait. The job does toughen you up though.” Channel Ten journalist, Yasmin Paton, speaks to Brittany Lanyon.

Chris Woods, freelance journalist at Crikey

Chris Woods is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist who writes about science, politics and social affairs. His work has appeared in Scum Magazine, Crikey, Junkee and The Saturday Paper. He speaks to James Arbuthnott.

Star News Group journalist, Kyra Gillespie

“It was just doing a single journalism subject that made me realise how much I loved it, it brought in writing, storytelling and intertwined it into one awesome, unpredictable job.” Star News Group journalist, Kyra Gillespie, tells Breanna Taylor how she became a cadet reporter.

Duncan Hughes, AFR senior journalist

“There’s two ways of getting to work as a journalist overseas. One is to be appointed and have your work pay your fares and set you up, the other is to get on your bike and go there. I got on my bike in most cases.” AFR senior journalist and section editor Duncan Hughes talks to Travis Medhurst about being a career journalist.

Konrad Marshall, staff writer at Good Weekend

“I fell in love with her while she was studying in Australia … Her small town is where I started in journalism really.” Konrad Marshall, staff writer at Good Weekend, formerly US-based, author of Yellow and Black: A Season with Richmond, shares insights with Dylan J Bruce.