Storyology 2014

By November 19, 2014 Blog

Metro Screen is thrilled to partner with Storyology a four-day festival that brings together journalists, screenwriters, authors, satirists, entrepreneurs, multimedia gurus, documentary-makers, photographers, producers and bloggers in a space to inspire, foster collaborations, and encourage experimentation and bold ideas.

“Journalism has changed a lot in the last five years, particularly with so many readers now moving to the internet… (Journalists) need to know how to aggregate information, research, connect with new people online, write text, take photos, shoot videos, publish them and promote their own works,” says guest speaker Nivell Rayda from The Jakarta Globe.

From December 1-4, the Chauvel Cinema and Metro Screen will be the home of Storyology 2014.

Day 1
How can journalism and media embrace social media, mobile, video, data and user generated content to better tell and share stories? What can journalism learn from other disciplines and from the startup world, to work smarter and be sustainable?

Learn the legal basics of startups, how to talk code with developers, and how to pitch your big idea to the people that can fund it. Hear from people who’ve tried starting up a new media project – and why you shouldn’t be scared to give it a try. From the crowd to the cloud – you’ll get the freshest thinking on journalism, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Day 2 & 3
The threads of innovation and independent journalism weave together to celebrate storytelling across every platform you can imagine. From journalism to multimedia and interactives, film to books, creative audio storytelling, web series, performance, photography and more.

Map the media landscape of today and tomorrow, the new trends – mobile, video, data, social, interactivity, verification – and what these trends mean for you and your work. We’ll examine ethics and focus on emerging models for sustaining journalism and creative content.

Day 4
Media used to be about a handful of moguls and the ABC but the power is shifting to startups, upstarts and independent operators. This final day focuses on freelancing, how to find your place and make it pay. Topics include investigative journalism techniques, research, book projects, data journalism, simple multimedia tools and personal branding.

If you really want to be part of Storyology, email and tell us why in 50 words, for your chance to win a single pass to the full program.