Ian Hoskins has worked as an academic and public historian in Sydney for 30 years. His book Sydney Harbour: A history won the Queensland Premier's Literary Prize for History in 2010 and his history of the New South Wales coast, called Coast, won the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Regional and Community history in 2015. He was the CH Currey Fellow at the State Library of NSW in 2019 exploring the Library's extensive Pacific collections.
Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the publisher and founding editor of Griffith Review and Professor of Media and Culture in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University. She is a non executive director of The Conversation and chairs its Editorial Advisory Board. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Estate (Cambridge) and Steel City Blues (Penguin), and the librettos to the award-winning operas Black River and Going Into Shadows. She became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities the following year. She is a thought leader on media and culture and an accomplished public speaker and facilitator. She has served on the board of directors of the ABC, Grattan Institute and Copyright Agency, and chaired the Australian Film TV and Radio School, Queensland Design Council and National Cultural Policy Reference Group. She is a member of advisory boards with a particular focus on education, journalism, arts and culture.