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Ella Donald

Brisbane, Australia
Covers:  Anything arts and pop culture. Including but not limited to: film and television, dance, theatre, LGBTQIA+ representation, photography, music, celebrity, popular and youth culture, and fashion.

Arts and pop culture journ/critic + student. Send me your Little Mix discourse and @HaltAMC theories. @BrisbaneTimes, @VanityFair, @Guardian, @LWLies, SBS etc.

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An experienced freelance journalist and critic, I’m currently the film critic for Brisbane Times Ipswich, and my work regularly appears in the UK-based film magazine Little White Lies in both print and online editions, as well as various platforms of SBS online. Additionally, I edit the culture w...

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