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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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Paul Farrell

Guardian Australia
Journalist
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Paul Farrell is a Guardian Australia journalist who reports on immigration detention, surveillance and national security. He has written extensively about the federal government’s national security legislation and the impact it will have on press freedom in Australia, and has broken major stories surrounding conditions for asylum seekers in detention.

A career moment I’m proud of is …

Reporting on immigration and asylum policy over the tumultuous last two years.

Something or someone I’m inspired by is …

IF Stone, one of the world’s greatest investigative reporters. He is an ever quotable figure and a constant source of inspiration.

The time/place I’m most creative is …

Early mornings.

A kind of innovation that excites me is …

The wonderful world of scraping and what it means for journalism.

Other storytellers I admire are …

Glenn Greenwald, Ira Glass, David Marr.

I would advise my 15-year-old self …

Surf less. Read more.

At Storyology I can’t wait to share …

What I’ve learnt about investigative reporting, freedom of information and encryption during my time at Guardian Australia.

The Storyology session I’m looking forward to is …

Old dog, new tricks: The Washington Post’s marriage of storytelling and tech. A great talk to hear about how legacy organisations can rebuild.