About John Kerrison 2017-03-25T17:12:41+00:00

Well hello.

I’m deeply interested in trends in journalism and media. It’s been a passion across a diverse 20 year career in broadcast news and public affairs.

I’m currently leading strategy on social media for Service NSW where digital storytelling becomes a layer across marketing, media, product development and customer service.

My recent role with Transport for NSW was transformative. I established a governance model for a federated approach to social media, and guide policy for social media teams across the agency. Transport for NSW now has 21 Twitter handles, a growing suite of Facebook accounts, three YouTube channels, an Instagram account, Periscope and a customer experience model for new social media assets.

JOURNALIST

For a decade I honed skills as a live broadcast journalist and news anchor. I reported on federal politics and courts for the Nine Network. I moved to Sky News, Australia where I became Sydney reporter and presented Business Night, Summer Money and Technology Behind Business.

From 2001 until 2005 I fronted the live Prime News bulletin in the central west. It was an important role for a passionate community that valued local news.

I reported for the ABC in Adelaide for three years, much of which was spent reporting for the current affairs program Stateline.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

In 2009, I completed a Masters in Organisational Communication at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. It was truly an honour to be twice invited to be a guest speaker at Commencement and Graduation ceremonies for the School of Arts.

I’m a professional speaker on the divergence between newsroom technologies and organisational communications. I spoke on social media and politics at the event hosted by The ABC at Ultimo in 2009. In 2013 I addressed the Walkley Foundation annual conference on ‘being a social media star’.

I live in Sydney’s inner west so you might spot me catching up with the news (on my smart phone of course) at a cafe in Newtown.

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