The NEWS Conference (National Editors Workshop and Skillshare Conference) is an annual two-day event presented by Express Media for students editors, publishers and contributors across Australia.
Over two days, Express Media presents a jam-packed line-up of workshops, panels, presentations about everything it takes to put a student publication together. Participants learn the nitty-gritty of publishing and editing from the best in the business, including journalists, writers, media professionals and former editors, and have the chance to network with student editors from around Australia.
It is the only formal professional development opportunity for newly-appointed student media editors, and equips new editors and writers for their year ahead.
In previous years, The NEWS Conference has featured Clementine Ford, Van Badham, Sam Cooney (The Lifted Brow), Alan Atwood (The Big Issue), Bhakthi Puvanenthiran (The Age), Dr Josie Vine (RMIT), Rose Johnstone (Time Out), Meg Watson (Junkee), Sally Whyte (Crikey), Gillian Terzis, Jo Case, Penny Modra, Ben Eltham, Anna Krien, Jason Whittaker, and Sophie Black.
The 2017 NEWS Conference was presented from 9am – 6pm, Monday January 30 and Tuesday January 31 at RMIT University, Melbourne.