Crime Night: with Sly & Rule
Throughout their illustrious careers, John Silvester and Andrew Rule have turned the torch on some of Melbourne's seediest scenarios. At the final, November, Edit event for 2016, the authors of Underbelly: The Gangland War and the long-running ‘Naked City’ column in The Age talked about their career paths, their method and maintaining relationships with sources.
Post Traumatic Stress
In September The Edit assembled a special panel to discuss post-traumatic stress. The panel, made up of veteran foreign correspondent Peter Cave
, director of the Dart Center Asia Pacific Dr Cait McMahon,
and lawyer Heidi Edwards
(who sheltered as gunmen attacked the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya) shared their experience and offered valuable advice on reporting on, and dealing with, trauma.
Guardian journalist Paul Farrell
, who has been intensively investigated by the Australian Federal Police for his reporting on national security and asylum seeker policies, joined The Edit in July and spoke candidly about his hard-hitting investigations, his experience of state surveillance and the problem with section 70 of the Crimes Act and other gag laws that threaten public interest reporting in Australia.
A mere mention of Fairfax investigative reporter Adele Ferguson strikes fear into the hearts of unscrupulous corporations, sets politicians running and has PR crisis managers working overtime. Edit guests got a rare insight into her Walkley and Quill award winning investigations when Adele joined us in May to talk frankly about leaks, sources, relationships and how she got into the investigative business.
The Edit kicked off for 2016 in January, when industry veteran and legend Leigh Sales joined us from the world of Sydney television to talk about her career trajectory, interviewing technique and experience at the helm of the country's premier prime time TV current affairs program.