Siobhan McHugh

Associate Professor, Journalism
University of Wollongong

Siobhan McHugh was consulting producer for the multi-award-winning podcasts Phoebe’s Fall and Wrong Skin (Australian Podcast of the Year 2019) from The Age newsroom, Melbourne, as well as the quirky outback tale from The AustralianLost in Larrimah. She is the founding editor of RadioDoc Review, an online journal that critiques audio documentaries and podcasts. Siobhan teaches podcasting and audio storytelling in diverse settings and writes on podcasting for The Conversation. Her latest ABC radio documentary features two Chilean women from pro-Pinochet and pro-Allende families, unlikely allies in the production of Australian Aboriginal desert art. It’s part of her podcast, Heart of Artness, ​a finalist at New York Radio Festival 2019. Siobhan is Associate Professor in Journalism at the University of Wollongong.


Is the pivot to podcast sustainable and how to go beyond the anglosphere?

Greek National Opera (ground floor)

Radio and podcasts have seen a recent revival of the “voice economy”, allowing users to consume audio content at their own pace. Is the business model sustainable in the long term? What about the format? Is there a unique way to produce a successful podcast and are there other viable formats, as well as languages […]

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How To Make a Powerful Podcast – with Siobhan McHugh

The Lighthouse (8th floor)

From the New York Times’ surprise hit with The Daily narrative news format to long-form investigative series, podcasting has extended the reach and impact of journalism. In this workshop, Siobhan McHugh reveals tips and tricks for how to adapt a story idea to suit the podcast medium. It will draw on two successful podcasts Siobhan co-produced with The Age newsroom in […]