Mindframe media advisory group


The Mindframe media advisory group was established in 2012 and aims to provide Australian media industry input into a number of Mindframe resource development activities in the remaining funding period.

Members and individual biographies of the Mindframe media advisory group are listed below:
 

Jaelea SkehanJaelea Skehan - Director
Everymind
Co-Chairperson
For biography, please visit
www.everymind.org.au/people


 

Marc BryantMarc Bryant - Program Manager
Everymind
Co-Chairperson
For biography, please visit
www.everymind.org.au/people

 

 


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Amy Bainbridge, ABC Lateline

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Ashley Argoon 

Ashley Argoon, Herald Sun

Ashley Argoon is a news reporter at the Herald Sun.

She has been reporting on mental health since beginning her career as a cadet at the Border Mail in 2011, her interest spurred by her family's own experience.

For two years she worked on a series to end the community silence around suicide, which earned the Border Mail team two Walkley Awards in 2012.

She also helped lead a campaign for youth mental health services that resulted in Albury-Wodonga region securing a headspace centre.

In 2013, Ashley was named Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year for her reporting on mental illness and youth suicide.

Cait McMahon

Cait McMahon, DART Centre for Journalism and Trauma

Ms. Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma - Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org since 2004.  This follows previous  work at The Age newspaper in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s in a counselling role.  As a ‘trauma and journalism’ specialist and psychologist she is responsible for facilitating training programmes in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence, disaster and tragedy in society.  McMahon has publications on this topic and is currently completing a PhD on journalism and trauma, examining posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth. 

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Chad Watson, Newcastle and Hunter group (Fairfax)

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Chris Johnston, The Age

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Indigenous Remote Communications Association

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Conrad Browne

Conrad Browne, Vision Australia Radio Network

Conrad Browne is the Manager of the Vision Australia Radio Network which comprises of 10 community radio stations across Australia and their digital and online platforms, to address the information needs of people with a print disability, particularly those who are blind or have low vision.

Previously Conrad worked at community radio station JOY 94.9 in Melbourne for over 10 years including three years as General Manager. He held this position until July 2015 and following his resignation has resumed his role as a volunteer within the station.

Conrad’s career background is in media & advertising, previously working for Fairfax, Text Media, FPC Magazines and various community and student radio stations in Australia and New Zealand.

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Danny Lannen, Geelong Advertiser

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Dean Beck 

 Dean Beck, JOY 94.9

Since 2009 Dean Beck has been a broadcaster, journalist and content producer for Australia’s only LGBTIQ radio station, Melbourne’s JOY 94.9

In 2013 Dean coordinated the CBAA Award-winning World AIDS Day Worldwide, a 24-hour global conversation about HIV and AIDS.  Six months later, he provided Australia’s most comprehensive coverage of the international AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne.  He is also an ambassador for the ENUF HIV stigma campaign.

Specialising in news, current affairs, sexual and mental health and long-form interviews, Dean is the Executive Producer and Presenter of three programs each week on JOY 94.9 and is heard nationally on the CBAA’s Community Radio Network.

Dean received the inaugural GLOBE Award for Media Excellence in 2014.

 Emily Baker

Emily Baker, The Examiner

Emily Baker is health reporter at The Examiner in Launceston. She is passionate about social justice and the issues affecting the mental and physical health of her readers. Emily started at The Examiner in 2012 as a cadet and has recently taken on a senior role with the newspaper.

 

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Harriet Alexander, Sydney Morning Herald

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Heath Harrison, Newcastle Herald

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 James Findlay

James Findlay, Triple  J

James Findlay is a Producer at Triple J.

Previously, James was the Program Director of Melbourne’s JOY 94.9, Australia’s only LGBTI community radio station. He has been involved in community radio for over 11 years and won awards for his work as presenter and EP of The Naughty Rude Show (SYN’s sex and relationships program).

Before starting as Program Director of JOY, he was News Editor of MCV Magazine (Melbourne’s weekly LGBTI publication). James holds a Bachelor of Communication from RMIT and a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.

 

Jodie Stephens

Jodie Stephens, Freelance

Jodie Stephens is a freelance journalists based in Sydney, and previously a health reporter and columnist at The Examiner newspaper, Launceston.

Jodie started her journalism career more than three years ago, after work experience stints at the Brisbane Times, Sunshine Coast Daily and the Courier Mail.

In 2013, she received a Tasmanian Media Award for best new journalist.

Joel Margarey 

Joel Magarey, Freelance

Joel is a freelance journalist whose work has been published in media such as the Australian, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. He mainly reports on mental health issues; other areas of interest include West Papua and responses to asylum seekers.

In 2013 he won the Mental Health Matters Media Award (National/Statewide). Joel formerly worked as a Melbourne correspondent and state politics, urban affairs and police rounds reporter at the Adelaide Advertiser and earlier in community radio journalism.

He is the author of Exposure: a Journey, a memoir of love and travel with a mental twist.

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Jenni Garrigan, The West Australian

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Joanne Williamson, Australian Associated Press (AAP)

Joanne Williamson is the Deputy Editor of Australian Associated Press (AAP). AAP Newswire is Australia's independent news service providing breaking news continuously to Australian media, including newspapers, radio, television and online. AAP aims to provide fair, balanced, independent and responsible reporting of news. As deputy editor, I'm responsible for ensuring we report relevant stories and maintain our editorial standards.

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Rudi Maxwell, Koori Mail

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Mark Maley, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

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Donna Perez, Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA)

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Michael Condon, ABC Rural Radio

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Nicole


Nicole Ferrie, Bendigo Advertiser

Nicole is the editor of the Bendigo Advertiser, and has worked in newsrooms for 22 years. With a passion for people stories and getting to the heart of social justice issues, Nicole believes the media plays a vital role in giving a voice to those who are silenced.

She has received significant industry acknowledgement, including the 2015 Victorian Law Foundation Columb Brennan award for Excellence in Court Reporting, the 2014 Rural Press Club of Victoria award for the Best Feature Series for a campaign fighting for funding for the Annie North women’s refuge and the 2013 best print news report in the Elimination of Violence Against Women awards.

In 2015, Nicole attended the world conference of women's shelters in The Hague, where she presented with the Centre for Non Violence.

Nicole is also a member of the Our Watch media advisory board.

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Paul Roberts, Fairfax Media

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Quentin McDermott, ABC Four Corners

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Russell Anderson

Russell Anderson, National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC)

Russell is a communications specialist with extensive experience from 24 years in various media roles. He has worked as: a journalist, in media production and management, as a trainer and as Senior Media Advisor for East Timor’s national radio and television station.

Russell has established his own organisation, led teams, and advised institutions. He has worked for international organisations including the United Nations, UNICEF, UNDP, AusAID and for national and international NGOs and local government.

He is presently the CEO of the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council advocating and supporting thousands of multicultural and multilingual community radio broadcasters across Australia.

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Eve McGregor, Commercial Radio Australia

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Sean Parnell

Sean Parnell, The Australian

Sean Parnell has been a journalist for almost 20 years and is currently Health Editor and FOI Editor at The Australian. Apart from leading the newspaper's health coverage, and editing the weekly Personal Oz Health page, Sean manages The Australian's Black Dog Index, in conjunction with Newspoll and the Black Dog Institute. Sean is also a current affairs panellist on ABC radio and an occasional university lecturer. He lives in Brisbane with his wife and two children.

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Sarah Waladan, FreeTV

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Tory Shepard

Tory Shepherd, News.com.au / Adelaide Advertiser

Tory Shepherd is a journalist at News.com.au and a columnist at The Punch and The Advertiser. Her main interests are social justice, religion, and dodgy health treatments. She spent several years as the health reporter at The Tiser, which included covering mental health issues.

 

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Matt Deighton, The Hobart Mercury 

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