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Meet the Journalist Series - Spring 2019

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UTS Building 10

Room 104, Level 4

235 Jones Street

Ultimo, NSW 2007

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Meet the Journalist is a student-led series of interviews with well-known journalism practitioners. The series is designed to allow our students to research one person and their intersection with the major changes now buffeting the industry. Our students will research, interview and facilitate the entire evening – bringing a novice journalist perspective to a broader audience.

The series is designed to allow our students to research one person and their intersection with the major changes now buffeting the industry. Our students will research, interview and facilitate the entire evening – bringing a novice journalist perspective to a broader audience.

In the Spring edition of this series, we will be welcoming Sky News political editor, David Speers; ABC radio presenter, Fran Kelly; The Monthly’s contributing editor and US correspondent, Richard Cooke and Emma Alberici, ABC's chief economics correspondent.

Student interviewers to be announced.

Each interview is ticketed separately. Please RSVP to the individual events.


David Speers

6pm Wednesday 28 August 2019

David Speers is the award-winning Political Editor at Sky News and anchor of agenda-setting political programs SPEERS and SPEERS on Sunday on Sky News Live. He is also the host of PM Agenda, and host of The Nation.

David has been Sky News Political Editor since 2000 and Press Gallery President since 2012. He is also Press Club board director since 2005 and moderator of Leaders' Debates and People's Forums at 2007, 2010 and 2013 federal elections.

Amongst the awards that he has won include a 2014 Walkley Award for Best Interview, 2015 ASTRA Award for Best Broadcast Journalist and several other ASTRA Awards.


Fran Kelly

6pm Tuesday 3 September 2019

Fran Kelly is an Australian radio presenter, current affairs journalist and political correspondent who has hosted the ABC's Radio National program Breakfast since March 2005. In July 2019, it was announced that Fran will also host ABC's Insiders until the end of the year.

Fran has earned a reputation as an intelligent, informed and balanced journalist who has been a key contributor to the nation’s political and social debates for the past 20 years. She appears regularly as a panellist and commentator on ABC television’s Insiders, engaging in debate and discussion with other experienced political journalists.

In 2011, Fran was named by Sydney Morning Herald’s The (Sydney) Magazine as one of Sydney's most influential people. She has also been described by the Australian electronic magazine Crikey as “one of the most influential media players in the country.”


Richard Cooke

6pm Wednesday 11 September 2019

Richard Cooke is US Correspondent for the The Monthly, and contributing editor to The Monthly magazine. He has been published by many others, including the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Australian Gourmet Traveller, and was the inaugural arts editor for Time Out Sydney.

In 2018 he won the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year award, and was a finalist for the 2018 Walkley-Pascall Award for arts criticism.

His debut non-fiction book - Tired of Winning: A Chronicle of American Decline - was published by in March 2019.


Emma Alberici

6pm Wednesday 25 September 2019

Emma Alberici is the ABC's chief economics correspondent. She was previously the host of ABC's Lateline and ABC's Europe correspondent. Prior to moving to London, Emma was a senior business journalist for ABC TV and Radio Current Affairs.

Emma has twice been a finalist at the Walkley Awards for journalism.


These events are ticketed separately. Please RSVP to each interview.


If you have event accessibility requirements, please contact fass.marketing@uts.edu.au.

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Room 104, Level 4

235 Jones Street

Ultimo, NSW 2007

Australia

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