Rose Johnstone, Time Out Melbourne editor

“Going into things you’re unsure of and just saying, ‘I’m gonna try’ are the best kinds of experiences.” Time Out Melbourne editor, Rose Johnstone, talks to Scott Renton about her approach to journalism and work on the lifestyle and culture magazine.

Michael Cathcart, ABC Radio National Books and Arts presenter

“I now try to ask at least one hard question every interview, and if I can work towards it sensitively and honestly, it’s usually the highlight of the interview.” ABC Radio National Books and Arts presenter Michael Cathcart tells Thomas Cunningham about his time on radio.



Nikki Markcovicks, journalist and news reader at Fox FM

“There’s plenty of stories I’ve felt very emotional about and not wanted to run them, but it is what it is. You present the facts and let the people make up their own opinion on the story.” Journalist and news reader at Fox FM, Nikki Markcovicks, talks to Breeanna Tirant.

Jeremy Story Carter, digital content producer

“Seeing stories in everything, or seeing kernels of ideas that are stories. And I guess, trusting your sense of curiosity. One of the mistakes I made was too often thinking I should know the answer to things.” Jeremy Story Carter, talks to Tarnay Sass about his work as a digital content producer.


Leanne Clancey, freelance restaurant critic and food writer

“Working as a freelancer is not for the faint-hearted. Like most freelance creatives that I know, I’ve had plenty of teary meltdowns and a lot of trying times because of the fairly constant uncertainty.” Restaurant critic and food writer Leanne Clancey tells Christine Byllaardt about the challenges of the job.

Jason Edwards, National Geographic photographer

“Being compassionate and patient is incredibly important when trying to tell the story of people who are suffering. It’s not about you it’s about them.” For National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards, photography is a way of life. He talks to Derek Schlennstedt.

Liz Porter, journalist and author

“Essentially all writing is the same. It’s the story and finding something in whatever you are researching that will reach out and grab the reader.” Journalist and author Liz Porter talks to Carmen May about her varied career.



Martin McKenzie-Murray, The Saturday Paper’s chief correspondent

“I’ve got a mate who I went to journalism school with and he graduated and got a cadetship with The Age, and I…went to Centrelink.” The Saturday Paper’s chief correspondent, Martin McKenzie-Murray, tells Nicholas Kennedy about his path to journalism.


Michelle Slater, journalist at the Numurkah Leader

“They take it very, very seriously. If you misspell a name, miscue facts or write a story that someone doesn’t agree with, you will quickly find out about it.” Michelle Slater, journalist at the independently-owned Numurkah Leader in northern Victoria, talks to Anthony Pinda in a new series of Q&A interviews in which Swinburne students explore the challenges of journalism.