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Michael Condon

Brisbane
Covers:  documentaries, environment, general features, long-form features, features, crime, asia pacific, southeast asia, asia, refugees, natural disasters, film, australia, south asia

Writer/director at Space Pirate. spacepirate.com.au

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Biography

Michael produces film and video. He was part of Global Post's team of video journalists and producers who won a 2011 Peabody award and 2011 and 2012 Edward R. Murrow awards for their work on globalpost.com's "On Location" video series.

After working as a newspaper reporter for Fairfax and Austral...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a cadet reporter at The Queensland Times in Ipswich, QLD Aus. Stories included UFOs, dogshows and plans for a Bibleworld theme park.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yeah, I used to have one when I was a kid. I actually used it two. That was before my family got a Commodore 64.

How is social media changing news?

The speed of news continues to increase. Twitter is a great way to spread long-form news too. I hope more people take time out for these.

Awards

Peabody Award

2012
I was one member of a team of journalists and producers who produced Global Post's "On Location" video series. The Peabody recognizes “distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters."