Q & A

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.

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.