My main gig is as a social justice journalist writing for major newspapers and online publications. I’m also an experienced radio journalist.

But, there are lots of ways you can work with me. So feel free to contact me to discuss my availability, rates and how I can help you with your project.

Writing, radio & TV

I have 16 years experience as a radio, print, TV and online journalist. I regularly write investigative articles, produce tape syncs, and make podcasts, radio segments and documentaries.

Media interviews

I regularly get asked to comment in the media about topics I have expertise in. This is not an activity I charge for. If you have a media request, please get in touch!

Public speaking

For me, public speaking is a joy and I’ve received great feedback on my talks. Topics which I have expertise include:

  • How to deal with the media – especially if you have suffered trauma or come from a marginalised cohort.
  • A day in the life of an extreme journalist: How to take big risks, empathise with a stranger and ask the questions no one else will.
  • What I’ve learned from some of the most marginalised and hidden people in our community.
  • Women and careers – resilience, workplace flexibility, discrimination at work, communication and assertiveness, female leadership.
  • Internet trolling: what it’s like to be trolled, who trolls and what they want. Cybersecurity, social media self defense and how it affects businesses and their employees.
  • Experiencing and recovering from postnatal depression.

If you would like to book me in for a speaking engagement, please contact me for my availability and rates.

Ginger MCing the launch of the 2016 St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout at Questacon, Canberra (Photo: Belinda Cranston).
Ginger MCing the launch of the 2016 St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout at Questacon, Canberra (Photo: Belinda Cranston).

MC and facilitation roles 

I’m a highly experienced MC and have facilitated a diverse rage of events and panel discussions.

If you would like to book me in for a speaking engagement, please contact me for my availability and rates.

Pro bono and charity work

I do a lot of pro bono and charity work, especially in areas related to social justice – which is close to my heart! Consequently, my pro bono commitments are often full up.

However, I do have special charity and non-profit rates for public speaking and MCing if your organisation falls into that category.

Teaching and mentoring

I have tutored in journalism subjects at the University of Canberra since 2010 and love passing my skills on.

I can help you crank up your work as a freelance journalist and need mentoring or just some sound advice about getting your work published, contact me about my rates.