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Storyology is Australia’s premier festival of media and storytelling. Register and see the full site at walkleys.com/storyology15/. Bookmark the mobile site at storyology15.sched.org/mobile. And follow the conversation on Twitter at #Storyology.

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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Gaven Morris

ABC News
Director
@gavmorris

Gaven Morris was appointed Director of News in October 2015. Previously he was Head of News Content, overseeing all of ABC News’s digital and broadcast news output – scheduled television and radio news bulletins, News 24, NewsRadio, the Asia-Pacific News Centre and online and mobile news services.

Gaven has extensive experience as a news executive, news editor, reporter and producer.  He spent almost a decade in international news, first at CNN in London as an online and television reporter and as a roving international news producer and senior editor. During this time, Gaven covered numerous significant news stories, including the war in Iraq, the 2nd Intifada in the Middle East, the Liberian civil war and terrorist attacks in London and Europe. In 2005, Gaven moved to the Middle East and spent three years in Doha as a member of the team that set up the Al Jazeera English.

In 2008, Gaven returned to Australia and took up the role of ABC National Editor, for ABC News Online.  He was later promoted to the newly created role of ABC Head of Continuous News and oversaw breaking news content across all platforms.

In his early career, Gaven was a reporter for the 7.30 Report, a reporter on the current affairs program ‘Attitude’, a producer and reporter for the ABC and Network Ten in Canberra’s press gallery and a newspaper journalist for the Canberra Times.



Gaven Morris in six words: Adores good stories. Thrives on live.