Mobile Journalism Trainer and Media Development Practitioner in Melbourne, Australia
I design and deliver digital-first skills training and consultancies for newsrooms, businesses, NGOs, media development agencies, and national and international learning providers, focused on mobile journalism, social media and digital multimedia production, digital strategy, and digital workflows and processes.
I have lectured in mobile journalism, video and multimedia journalism, and social media at universities in Australia, the UK and the USA and am a qualified trainer for the BBC and Reuters. I have taught in over 20 countries including Algeria, Australia, Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, UK, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, India, Samoa, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Fiji.
I am the author of The Mobile Journalism Manual [(c) KAS Media Asia 2018], which is a set text at over 30 universities worldwide, and co-organise the annual Mobile Journalism Conference Asia [https://mojoconference.asia]. I also serve as an advisor to the European Journalism Observatory, and as a judge for the WAN-IFRA World Digital Media Awards.
My teaching draws on a continuous 30-year career in journalism across radio, television, online, print and social, primarily with the BBC and ABC. I currently cover digital storytelling technologies for the European Journalism Observatory, the International Journalists’ Network, and WAN-IFRA.
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, CNN, Forbes, Reuters Institute, World Health Organisation, World Federation of Science Journalists, International News Safety Institute, BBC Radio 4, Financial Times UK, Thomson Reuters Foundation, BBC Media Action, Oxfam, UN IFAD, UNDP, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Journalism.Co.Uk, MSF.
Recent speaking engagements:
• Digital Innovation and Media Sustainability - ABU #PMPC, Samoa 2019
• Media Development and Mainstream Journalism - International Journalism Festival 2019
• Digital Innovation and Media Sustainability - Digital Media India 2019
• Mojo Apps - International Mobile Journalism Festival 2018