Journalism 101 with Bhakthi Puvanenthiran (Melbourne)

Multi-Purpose Room 1, Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre, Carlton

This event has been cancelled. 

Join ABC Life editor Bhakthi Puvanenthiran in this unique writing workshop all about the fundamentals of great reporting.

Every compelling piece of journalism is built on several layers of decision making and hard yakka: from sniffing out a story, choosing a format, getting on the record statements, crafting a ‘hook’ or an ‘angle’ and getting the best placement for your work. 

Whether you’re expanding your freelance portfolio into reporting or you’re curious to see if journalism is for you, we will explore what editors are looking for and the nitty gritty of news gathering and working a story up to final presentation. Through a series of exercises we will nurture your ability to pitch, write a lede, write a headline, fact check, infuse your voice in your work, tailor work to your chosen audience, choose and work with talent or sources to earn trust, structure your story, understand news values and avoid defamation and other legal issues.

About the Teacher:

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is editor of ABC Life. Previously, she was managing editor of Crikey, covering politics and the media as well as a journalist and editor at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald reporting on arts, entertainment and business. Bhakthi co-hosted the podcast Hard Bargain (Fairfax Media). Her career began at the National Young Writers’ Festival and Melbourne Writers’ Festival and she has previously judged the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Literature (nonfiction) twice. Bhakthi is a regular media commentator.  

This is a day-long workshop. Morning tea will be provided, and there is a 45-minute break for lunch. There is on-street parking nearby, as well as cafes and restaurants. Access to the venue is via steps and a ramp. For further information, please email [email protected]


$179.10 with 10% KYD Member discount: Sign up today to receive your coupon code, and enter at checkout!

Out of stock

Ⓒ 2020 Kill Your Darlings | Privacy Policy

Design by The Company You Keep | Build by Cinch