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Ella Donald

Brisbane, Australia
Covers:  Film and television, dance, fashion, theatre, art, music, celebrity, popular and youth culture, social and cultural issues, and technology.

journalist and critic. vanity fair, the guardian, the saturday paper, vice et al. formerly @_pingus. tinyletter.com/watchwhenau.

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I’m an freelance journalist and critic across a wide variety of topics that are on any kind of screen or stage, whether that be literal or imagined, from Brisbane, Australia. My work regularly appears in publications such asVanity Fair, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Vice, The Sydney Morning H...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! Both electric and mechanical

How is social media changing news?

It's uncovering more stories and more opportunities to tell them than ever before - the discoveries are infinite

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Hildy Johnson from His Girl Friday or (despite the melodrama) Mackenzie Mchale from The Newsroom

City of Melbourne EcoCity Photo Competition

2009 - Photography
Winner of the contest, student division

Melbourne International Film Festival Critics Campus

2016 - Film Criticism
Participant at MIFF 2016's Critics Campus, a five-day long intensive seminar during the festival for eight emerging critics