The Edit: Court reporting

Our courts are filled with compelling stories of colourful characters, fights for justice and societal change - but the court reporting round also poses plenty of challenges if you’re not familiar with how the system works.

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In this Edit event, hear from the Herald Sun’s Ashley Argoon and Channel 7’s Estelle Griepink with media lawyer Justin Quill on where to look and what to look out for. There’ll be insights about maintaining meaningful contacts in the legal world, staying across cases, how to make your stories stand out and navigating the unexpected.

Estelle Griepink is the court reporter for 7NEWS Melbourne. During her time on William Street, she has covered major trials including the retrial of Jason Roberts and the Love Machine shootings. Estelle has worked as a reporter across print and television for ten years and is also a fill-in presenter at 7NEWS.

Justin Quill is a partner at Thomson Geer Lawyers and one of Australia’s most experienced media law practitioners. He has provided legal services to The Herald and Weekly Times, channels Nine and Seven, 3AW, Nationwide News, Leader Community Newspapers, the Geelong Advertiser, the ABC and several smaller publications.

Ashley Argoon is a Herald Sun court reporter. She started out at Albury-Wodonga’s Border Mail in 2011 before moving to the Herald Sun in 2013, where she worked as general news reporter, education editor and now acting chief court reporter. The Herald Sun’s team of four court reporters works out of the Supreme Court.

The Edit is the Melbourne Press Club’s event series for young and early career journalists.

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