Google News Initiative

This year I was appointed as the Western Australian representative for the Google News Initiative.

The aim of the Google News Initiative is to train 4000 journalists and students across Australia in Google’s new tools designed to help the news industry thrive in the digital age.

The workshops run for between one and four hours and are free for newsrooms and universities.

If you’d like to book in a workshop, please get in contact at katefergusonmedia@gmail.com

Please note, I am still working as a freelance journalist and media producer during this appointment.

WA Heritage Awards finalist

I am delighted to announce the exhibition “Gwalia’s Gold - its people and places” was a finalist in the Interpretation category of the Western Australia Heritage Awards, alongside the MRA’s Yagan Square development. It’s one of my favourite additions to Perth. Congratulations MRA! 

Also congratulations to the Shire of Leonora for winning the Contribution by a Public or Private Organisation category for their work at Gwalia. It was an honour to speak on their behalf at the awards.

More info on the awards by clicking here:

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"Gwalia's Gold" weekend


The "Gwalia's Gold" weekend is happening on the 17/18th of November.

It's a weekend filled with free activities to launch Gwalia's $3million in conservation work and my COMPLETE multimedia exhibition "Gwalia's Gold - its people and places".

You may remember the first half of the exhibition was launched in 2016 at the Palace Hotel in Perth as part of Perth Heritage Days and was a finalist in the WA Heritage Awards. 

More info about the exhibition here: http://www.katefergusonmedia.com/blog/2016/gwaliasgold

There will be $280 return flights from Perth for the weekend. Last but not least, the weekend will mark the first time the State Hotel has opened its doors to the public in 54 years.

Here's the flyer. More info about the Gwalia’s Gold event here: https://www.leonora.wa.gov.au/news/gwalia-launch/32

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ANZAC Bell

Here’s a taste of an epic project I’ve been documenting for the past 18 months. 

I’ve watched its mold being built out of wood, the intense amount of work that went into designing the bell and its artwork, my heart jumped as I watched the bell pour, its transport from workshop to another, its tuning... 

After stalking the ANZAC Bell’s every significant move with my camera, it sure did bring a tear to my eye when I heard it rung for the first time last week 😭

Kudos to the legendary Heather McDonald and the Today Tonight team for doing such a great job on this incredible story 👏

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TODAY TONIGHT STORY

If you’d like to see the ANZAC Bell yourself, a ceremony will be held at The Bell Tower on Sunday to mark the bell’s installation.

Kimberley Medical Placement


In August, I had the pleasure of documenting medical students on placement in remote areas of the Kimberley. Called the “Kimberley Placement Program” the students were placed at a wide range of locations including stations, Aboriginal communities, art galleries, camp sites and even radio stations, to get a taste of what it is like to live and work in the bush.

A number of publications ran my pics and video.

Here’s a GWN News piece featuring the video and interviews that I and the students shot.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH GWN VIDEO:

The Medical Hub ran a wide selection of my photos:

CLICK HERE TO READ THE MEDICAL HUB ARTICLE

Journalism Club interview competition

This semester I have been tutoring at Notre Dame University.

The NewsSpeak Journalism Club invited me along as a judge for their inaugural interview competition, which saw groups from Notre Dame, Murdoch and Curtin Universities battle it out for the top prize.

I loved everyone’s enthusiasm and fresh ideas! Well done to Charlie Smith for coming up with such a great concept

WA Turf Growers

I recently had the pleasure of producing this video in conjunction with the WA Turf Growers Association and the Water Corporation. 

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