ANZCA 2022 Conference: Henry Mayer Lecture Announced!
We are delighted to announce the Henry Mayer Lecturer for the ANZCA 2022 conference (22-25 November 2022, University of Wollongong):
Television Reporter, Presenter, and Author
Jason Om is an award-winning television reporter and presenter with the ABC’s 7.30 program, and author of his memoir All Mixed Up. In 2021, Jason won the Media Diversity Australia Award at the Mid-Year Walkleys, and in 2022, the media accolade at the LGBTQ Honour Awards. He’ll be talking about diversity in the news industry and his own struggle to find a place in the Australian media.
He will also be speaking about his book All Mixed Up (ABC Books/HarperCollins Australia) a powerful story about growing up in a multiracial, multi-faith family, being gay and Asian, rediscovering love, and finding resilience. In 2017, Jason attracted widespread praise for his personal story about his Cambodian dad’s sixteen-year struggle to accept him as gay. The article and TV piece ran Australia-wide, attracting a million views. Viewers were moved to tears, and the story earned Jason a nomination in the 2018 LGBTQ Honour Awards.
Previously, he’s been a news presenter on the ABC News Channel and a reporter for ABC News Breakfast, ABC Life, Lateline and ABC Radio. He began his career as a cadet at SBS.