When:Thursday 5 April, 6pm
How do journalists tell the untold stories of marginalised people who have suffered trauma and stigma in their lives?
In this special Literary Lounge event, presented as part of TAC’s The Human Condition program, highly regarded social justice journalist Ginger Gorman discusses the importance of telling the stories of trauma survivors and giving voice to their experiences. Gorman will reveal the collaborative practices she employs to keep vulnerable interviewees safe in the interview process and make them feel represented in the final article. She will also discuss the importance of self-care for journalists who are exposed to trauma through their work. The session will be facilitated by Karen Middleton.
About Ginger Gorman:
Ginger Gorman is a fearless and multi award-winning social justice journalist. In the course of her 17-year media career she’s interviewed everyone from eminent scientists and artists to hardened criminals and vicious Internet trolls.
During her media career Ginger has worked for ABC Local Radio, ABC Emergency, Triple J, Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Fairfax Community Newspapers.
These days she’s a freelancer and regularly writes stories, makes radio and TV for major media outlets such as: news.com.au, Fairfax online, The Guardian, The Big Smoke, HerCanberra and the ABC.
She has an innate ability to connect and communicate with some of the most interesting and marginalised people in our community. Ginger works hard to translate those untold stories into powerful and insightful journalism.
As a speaker Ginger is charismatic, warm and compelling. You can follow her on Twitter @GingerGorman