The State Library encourages debate and storytelling.
On Saturday November 2, the Walkley Foundation, which promotes good journalism, will be holding a series of talks at the Library Theatre.
Speakers represent Australian journalism at its best, including the 2018 Gold Walkley-winner Hedley Thomas.
The three sessions are:
Politics and the Press - Journalism has a vital role to play in interpreting policy and “keeping the bastards honest”. Hear senior journalists on how they report on the corridors of power
Press Freedom and investigative journalism - This year in Australia we’ve seen unprecedented attacks on journalists. Hear about how important sources and whistleblowers are to investigative journalism; and why this kind of reporting is critical to our democracy.
The Yarn Spinners - Journalism helps shine a light on injustice and changes our world for the better, but it can also be really bloody entertaining. Hear from some of Australia's great storytellers and yarn-spinners about the narrative techniques they use to make sure their message resonates with readers.
For more details of these talks and booking s consult Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/shining-a-light-on-the-truth-tickets-69254262363
Please note that while the State Library partnering with the Walkley Foundation – we provide the venue – this is a Walkely Foundation event and therefore unlike State Library events there will be a fee to attend.
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