Emma Lancaster is an award-winning digital storyteller that believes in the power of audio to inform, move and engage individuals and communities.
A collaborative leader and deeply connected to the Australian audio landscape. Emma has most recently spent 5 years at the ABC working in broadcast radio and digital first audio. She undertook news and current affairs reporting before finding a home in the long form audio narrative space at Radio National and the ABC Audio Studios.
Her passion is investigative journalism and making complex issues accessible through nuanced and strategic storytelling. During her audio career she has worked as a researcher, audio producer and Executive Producer.
Emma has worked on a number of innovative audio projects including:
- Trace, ABC podcast (Innovation Walkley in 2017) – researcher
- Blood on the Tracks, ABC podcast (Coverage of Indigenous Affairs Walkley 2018) – audio producer.
- Just Words, 2SER’s first podcast (Silver for Best Legal Reporting and Bronze for Best Writing at the New York Radio Festival Award, 2018) – Executive Producer and producer.
- History Lab, 2SER and the UTS Centre for Public History podcast – (Silver for Best History documentary at the New York Radio Festival Awards 2019) – Executive Producer.
- Snowball, ABC podcast (currently the #1 podcast in Australia and New Zealand on the Apple chart) – audio producer.
Emma has a Bachelor of Communication in Social Inquiry and a Master of Arts in Journalism from UTS, where she was awarded the Outstanding UTS Student recipient for achieving the highest academic ranking in Journalism.