Icon supports students with Express Media

For over 30 years, Express Media has been providing support and development opportunities for young writers, editors and artists.

In 2022, Icon Agency is coming on board as a supporting partner for the National Editing and Writing Students Conference (NEWS). The annual event sees student editors, publishers, and contributors from around Australia learn the nitty-gritty of publishing and editing from the best in the business, including journalists, writers, media professionals and editors.

Icon Agency Managing Director and Co-founder, Chris Dodds has contributed his wealth of international experience to Express Media as a board member for over six years. Combining his passions for both art and technology, Chris is spearheading this exciting new partnership between the two organisations.

The 2022 NEWS Conference will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May. It will be entirely online, streaming on Express Media’s YouTube channel, as well as its new online event space.

Icon Agency Co-founder and Group Managing Director, Joanne Painter will appear as a part of the conference in a session titled ‘Hitting the ground running’ — an ask-me-anything style event to prepare young editors, writers and journalists for the media and communications industry.
For more information on the NEWS Conference and Express Media’s programming, head to their website. The full NEWS Conference program will be released today, Wednesday 27 April 2022.