The National Editors and Writers Conference (NEWS) is an annual event presented by Express Media for student editors, publishers and contributors across Australia. This year, The NEWS Conference will be presented on January 30 entirely online!
Unlike in previous years, The National Editors and Writers Conference (NEWS) – normally a two-day event, in 2021 will be a purely digital, freely accessible one day event, aiming to bring together student media editors and writers from across Australia. This is one of the only professional development opportunities available to new student editors, and we’re excited to be able to present a busy program of workshops, panels and presentations online.
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 before 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.
EOI’s are required, be sure to express your interest in attending the conference via our website! Workshops are capped at the first 20 to EOI for them.