Sue is a full-time lecturer and practising multimedia journalist with 35 years experience as a reporter, producer and newsroom leader in regional and metropolitan newsrooms. Her particular strengths are live and breaking news production; media law and ethics; cross-platform news writing; and newsroom innovation.
As a newspaper and then television reporter, Sue won a Logie for Outstanding Contribution to Regional Television; was an MEAA Journalist of the Year; took home several Prodi Awards and received a Better Hearing Australia Clear Speech Award.
As a producer, Sue has covered some of the biggest stories of the past two decades. She became the most senior newswoman at Channel 7 before becoming the Founding Executive Producer of Australia's first free-to-air news channel, ABC News 24 (now the ABC News Channel.) In 2014, as a National Production Editor, she was part of the team to win a Walkley Award for coverage of the Gaza Conflict. During this period, Sue was the Editorial Lead on the ABC's $70m Integrated Media System Project which is now rolling out to newsrooms across Australia.
Sue's interest in future journalism led her to academia and roles at The University of Sydney, Macleay College and now the University of Technology Sydney. She has since received a Teaching Excellence Award and the 2018 and 2019 Ossie Awards for Publication of the Year.
Sue is also a trainer for the Google News Initiative and is currently researching regional news and social media journalism.
- Trainer, Google News Initiative
- Member, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)
- Member, Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA)
- BA (UNE)
- Candidate, MA Research (UTS): Social media news production in Australia
- Media Law and Ethics
- Cross-platform news writing
- Digital, social and video journalism
- Newsroom practice (including story research and content verification)
- Regional and Local News