Corinne Podger

University of Melbourne

Corinne Podger is a digital media consultant and educator specialising in digital multimedia and social media production, mobile journalism, podcasting. She also advises newsrooms and content producers on designing workflows at the intersections of digital innovation, audience engagement, and business strategy. Since 2013, Corinne has designed journalism and digital skills training for over 4,000 journalists directly as a consultant, and via media development agencies and NGOs including WAN-IFRA South Asia, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung’s Media Programme Asia, Learning Waves Ireland, Oxfam in the Pacific, Thomson Reuters Foundation and BBC Media Action.

Corinne’s expertise draws on a continuous 32-year career in journalism spanning print, radio, television, social media and online reporting. She has worked as a reporter the BBC World Service, ABC Australia and The Economist, and currently writes about emerging storytelling technologies and the future of news for Digital Content Next and the International Journalists’ Network. She serves as a judge for the WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards, co-organises the Mobile Journalism Conference Asia, and is the author of The Mobile Journalism Manual for Reporters and Newsrooms (2018, 2019), which is a set text at more than 30 universities worldwide. She is a sessional lecturer at the University of Melbourne, and has guest-lectured on digital storytelling and mobile journalism at universities in Australia, Europe and the United States.

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