*ABOUT*

Jack Latimore is a Goori (Birpai-Thungutti) writer and journalist based in Melbourne. 

He is the Indigenous Affairs Journalist for The Age newspaper.

Jack has formerly held the positions of: Managing Editor - Digital at NITV (National Indigenous Television); a Guardian Australia columnist; daily editor for IndigenousX; and a correspondent for the Aboriginal fortnightly newspaper, Koori Mail.

He continues to produce and a regularly host the NITV, Take It Blak podcast.

He is currently involved in several projects aimed at improving the quality of Indigenous representation and participation in the mainstream news media.

Jack is a member of the Monash University Journalism Advisory Board, the Advisory Board of the UTS Centre for Media Transition and the Pro Bono News Editorial Advisory Board.

He previously worked at University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advancing Journalism and was closely involved with instigating the Wakul App project, a major academic research proposal focussed on improving the representation and participation of First Nations peoples in news media. The proposal was awarded an ARC Linkage Grant in 2019 titled, Amplifying Indigenous News: a digital intervention

Jack has also written for GQ magazine, Rolling Stone magazine Australia, Guardian Weekly, the World Health Organisation, Meanjin, Inside Story, The Age/SMH, Griffith Review, Swampland, Overland, Attenzione magazine, CrikeyCroakey, Beat, Z Net, Time Out magazine, Walkley Magazine, SBS, the ABC, and elsewhere.

In 2016, Jack won the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia's inaugural John Newfong Prize for reporting on Indigenous affairs. In the same year, he was the first Aboriginal journalist to be recognised by the Melbourne Press Club for a Quill Award when he was shortlisted as a finalist for the Keith Dunstan Quill for Commentary.

His writing has also been published by Black Inc, UQP, and HardieGrant.

Jack was a judge for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2018 and the Stella Prize 2020.

 

He has previously presented at Melbourne Knowledge Week and City of Melbourne’s Questions for the Nation events; has hosted numerous feature events and panels for the Wheeler Centre; and appeared at literary events including the Melbourne Writer's Festival, the NSW Boundless Festival, Better Off Said, Splendour XR, and FOJAM Spun Stories.