Q & A

Fiona Pepper, ABC Radio features producer

“Your safety is more important than a story and I think sometimes that can get lost with deadlines.” Fiona Pepper, features producer for the ABC, speaks to Rebecca Johansen.

David Heslin, editor of Screen Education

“These days we are at a point where writers expect to write for free which I fear is leading to a real devaluation of writing as a profession.” David Heslin, editor of Screen Education, sub-editor at Metro Magazine and member of the Senses of Cinema editorial team, speaks to Abbey Thorpe.

Janice Breen Burns, editor-in-chief at VoxFrock

“Fashion is the visual history of us as human beings. It is reactive and it’s something that you can watch evolve in front of your eyes.” Janice Breen Burns, editor-in-chief at VoxFrock, speaks to Tayla Wilson.

Sandi Sieger, Onya Magazine’s editor-in-chief

“I’ve always said that networking is like online dating but without the dating. You should try and have a coffee with different people each week.” Sandi Sieger, director and editor-in-chief of Onya Magazine talks to Caitlin Dougherty.

OZ African TV’s Dorcas Utkovic

“As a journalist, producer or anything along those lines, you really have to love it or eventually you just drop off when things get hard. And trust me it does get hard.” OZ African TV’s Dorcas Utkovic speaks to Gemma Rowley.

Adrian Houghton, The Daily Football Show managing director

“I don’t come across many people who don’t like working as a journalist. It’s a little bit of a fantasy land.” The Daily Football Show managing director Adrian Houghton talks to Lachlan Ballingall about his job.

Kathy Lord, ABC Victorian online news producer

“If you don’t doubt your ability as a journalist you’re probably arrogant and stupid.” Victorian online news producer Kathy Lord talks to Courtney Gillespie about life as a journalist in Canada and Australia.

Richard Baker, investigative journalist at The Age

“I think it’s important that journalists shouldn’t view people and stories as scalps.” Richard Baker, investigative journalist for The Age, talks to Joshua Resnick about what it takes to be an investigative journalist.

Melissa Singer, The Age’s fashion and lifestyle editor

“It may not change the world or bring down a government but you need someone to take the time, cultivate relationships and find good stories and not treat it as a throwaway area.” The Age’s fashion and lifestyle editor Melissa Singer talks to Cleona Mirdin.