Storyology 2015 has ended
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Program updates for Friday: 
- Sydney Morning Herald’s innovation editor, Stephen Hutcheon, is replacing Conal Hanna on the Tiny screen, big disruption: Mobile-first strategies, and Amy O’Leary will not be appearing.
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Darren Goodsir

The Sydney Morning Herald


Darren Goodsir is the editor-in-chief of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. He is also in charge of the Brisbane Times and WAtoday digital only newsrooms. ​Starting as a copyboy at News Limited in 1985, Darren spent the first part of his career as a police and crime reporter. He spent two years as a policy advisor for the NSW Police Commissioner before joining The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong in the lead-up to the transfer of sovereignty from British rule to China.

He joined Fairfax in 1997 and his roles have included news editor, chief of staff, transport editor, urban affairs editor, and national security reporter. He was also the launch editor of Fairfax’s online opinion site, SMH online editor, and has been a driving force in getting an integrated newsrooms and greater digital-first practices.

Darren has published two true-crime novels – one of which, Line of Fire, was used as the basis for the acclaimed ABC TV miniseries Blue Murder.​

Darren Goodsir in six words: Glass half-full; young at heart

A career moment I’m proud of is …

Exposing the murky truth behind the police shooting of a mentally unwell Frenchman in full view of morning walkers on Bondi beach.

Something or someone I’m inspired by is …

Those who look after young and old people: paid the lowest wages in Australia to look after those who are the most deserving of care and attention.

The time/place I’m most creative is …


A kind of innovation that excites me is …

Energy innovation.

Other storytellers I admire are …

Have long admired television news reporters. Looks so simple, and I was prone to trvialise the calibre of their work until I worked alongside them and watched them work!

I would advise my 15-year-old self …

To remember as an adult to occasionally chill out – and to never stop dreaming.

At Storyology I can’t wait to share …

The challenges of a heritage publisher seeking to take its brand values into a digital and social world.

The Storyology session I’m looking forward to is …

Gawd, so many. Keep the change: The power of embracing disruption and the politics session; a great line-up of speakers.