Journalism award + Schiavon Scholarship

I was very proud to be nominated and to receive the 2016 JEAA Ossie award for Best Audio Story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student over 2 minutes. This was for the Aquafaba piece that originally aired on Radio National, August 20, 2016. The annual Ossie Awards, named after journalist Osmar S. White, are organised by the

The art of the long-form interview often a case of “good old fashioned empathy”

his post originally appeared on The Citizen, Saturday 29 October 2016 Aspiring journalists have been told the secret to successful longform interviewing lies in dedicating hours towards research, combined with big doses of “good old-fashioned empathy”. “Interviewing is a right and a privilege,” said Melbourne journalist Ramona Koval, who added that the notion of trust between an interviewer

Taking podcasting to the people: OzPod 2016

Podcasters great and small, amateurs and pros, have come together at OzPod 2016(link is external) to discuss the state of this emerging industry in Australia and how the talent gap with the podcasting powerhouse, the US, can be narrowed. The inaugural Australian Podcast Conference took place at the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney at the weekend. Buffy Gorrilla spoke with


The State Library’s old Queen’s Hall will soon be reopened as a public reading space for the first time since 2003. The hall originally opened on Queen Victoria’s birthday — May 24, 1859 — three years after the State Library was established. The room will receive a complete makeover as part of an $83 million refurbishment of the library,

More women artists lighting up Fitzroy streetscape

This post originally appeared on The Citizen, Thursday 14 July 2016. Women artists are set to paint the town red in this year’s Gertrude Street Projection festival. “The future is female,” says artist Luzena Adams(link is external), one of the record number of women participating in this year’s Gertrude Street Projection Festival(link is external). She may have