Category: Media

Mid-career change, Jo Oakes — WOAE095

Mid-career change, Jo Oakes — WOAE095

After 20 years working as a successful media strategist and public relations consultant, including for the UK Ministry of Justice, Jo Oakes made a bold decision to make a change and retrain as a clinical audiologist. With the help of a career counsellor, Jo identified her vocational values, goals and skills and is now working as a health practitioner in a clinical setting and testing patients in her role as a clinical audiologist and neurophysiology technician.

Writer and journalist Alexandra Carlton — WOAE085

Writer and journalist Alexandra Carlton — WOAE085

In her 20 year career Alexandra Carlton has carved out a reputation as a skilled feature writer and editor across numerous magazines and digital media sites. These days as an accomplished freelance writer Alex's work can be found across a variety of formats and publications including features for Marie Claire, articles for News.com.au and travel writing for Qantas.

In this conversation Alex shares insights about her practices of interviewing and storytelling and thoughts on how developments in digital media have informed changing practices of journalists along with the core skills that transcend media technologies.

Media, comedy and political satire with Dan Ilic – WOAE071

Media, comedy and political satire with Dan Ilic – WOAE071

Dan Ilic shares stories and insights from his career in media and work at the intersections of comedy and journalism including creating sketch comedy and political satire. Dan has been a presenter on numerous network television and public radio programs and most recently held senior roles as Executive Producer of 'Tonightly' on ABC television and as Executive Producer of Satire at Fusion Media.

Public relations, Nicole Reaney – WOAE066

Public relations, Nicole Reaney – WOAE066

Insights about public relations techniques with Nicole Reaney who is founder and director of InsideOut PR and #AsSeenOn. Topics include tips for agency pitches to potential clients and to traditional media journalists and more recent developments in brand marketing via social influencers. Nicole also shares her story of entering the industry and starting and growing her business.

Nonagenarian Dr Lis Kirkby – former actress, broadcaster, parliamentarian, and doctoral researcher – WOAE050  

Nonagenarian Dr Lis Kirkby – former actress, broadcaster, parliamentarian, and doctoral researcher – WOAE050  

Dr Elisabeth Kirkby shares insights from her lifetime of vocational pursuits. Lis was a theatre actress in Britain, a radio broadcaster in Singapore and Malaya, and a star of the Australian television soapie 'Number 96' before becoming a parliamentarian and state leader for the Australian Democrats political party. At the age of 93, Lis graduated with a doctorate from the University of Sydney.

Science communication, Dr Will J Grant, ANU – WOAE042

Science communication, Dr Will J Grant, ANU – WOAE042

Insights about the purpose of science communication and tips for practitioners in a discussion with Dr Will Grant from the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University.  Will is a researcher, lecturer and convenor of graduate studies and workshops at CPAS. He also co-hosts an entertaining podcast, The Wholesome Show, in conversation with scientists.