J a c k i e   D e n t


I'm a journalist, curator and communications expert with over 25 years of diverse experience with a range of organisations.

I've reported for the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Times, the Guardian and Monocle, amongst many, many other media outlets.

I'm also into digital content design, editing and writing.

I've curated talks for the Ethics Centre and Tedx Sydney.

I have has also served as a spokesperson for the United Nations in a number of war-torn countries.

I'm currently doing a PHD on “The Pleasures of War” at the University of Sydney.

I also run Clear Spot Club, a blog and public talks program.

In Afghanistan, I helped raise awareness about hunger and malnourishment amongst the poor, and also covered a range of social and security issues, including shocking rates of maternal mortality and Taliban attacks on food convoys.

In Pakistan, I worked on the emergency operation which helped deal with the aftermath of devastating floods. I have also worked for the UN in North Ossetia and South Sudan.

My video work has appeared in group shows and my experimental journalism was also included in Critical Practices Inc's LEF(t) publication in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

I have organised fundraisers for the not-for profit Skateistan, advised consumer advocacy group CHOICE and written about how you don't need to wear white gloves when reading old manuscripts. I have helped track ghost stories in rural Australia, and explored family and friendship in the Lebanese community.

My shorthand hovers around 120 wpm.