The National Editors and Writers Conference (NEWS)

The National Editors and Writers Conference (NEWS) is an annual two-day event presented by Express Media for students editors, publishers and contributors across Australia. This year, The NEWS Conference will be presented on January 28 and 29 on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation in Melbourne. 

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.

The NEWS Conference is the perfect opportunity to ask all your burning questions and get valuable advice so you hit the ground running. After the completion of the conference, student editors are better equipped with the tools they need to succeed in their new roles, and leave the conference feeling confident and ready to tackle the upcoming year of publishing.

Registration for The NEWS Conference is $25, and includes membership to Express Media and a copy of Voiceworks. Registrations are now open, so you and your team can book your spot early. Plus, the first 10 participants to register will receive a 1-year subscription to Voiceworks.

Participants from previous years have said:

“I left with more confidence in myself to do this job.”

“I found The NEWS Conference incredibly invigorating in terms of helping me realise what a student press is actually capable of.”

“Student papers are a space for creativity and playfulness, but as editors we shouldn’t undersell our unique position and vantage point to jump in on the fights that matter.”

The 2019 National Editors and Writers (NEWS) Conference will be presented from 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday January 28 and Tuesday January 29 at RMIT University.

Email Express Media’s Creative Producer, Bethany Atkinson-quinton, on if you have any questions.