Emma Lancaster is an award-winning digital storyteller who believes in the power of audio to inform, move and engage individuals and communities. She is now the executive producer at Impact Studios at the University of Technology Sydney, and previously spent five years working in broadcast radio and digital-first audio at the ABC. 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.
During her audio career she has worked as a researcher, audio producer and executive producer. Her passion is investigative journalism and making complex issues accessible through nuanced and strategic storytelling.
Emma has worked on a number of innovative audio projects including:
- Trace, ABC podcast (Innovation Walkley in 2017)
- Blood on the Tracks, ABC podcast (Coverage of Indigenous Affairs Walkley 2018)
- Just Words, 2SER’s first podcast (Silver for Best Legal Reporting and Bronze for Best Writing at the New York Radio Festival Award, 2018)
- History Lab, 2SER and the UTS Centre for Public History podcast – (Silver for Best History documentary at the New York Radio Festival Awards 2019)
- Snowball, ABC podcast ( #1 podcast in Australia and New Zealand on the Apple chart in 2019)
- The New Social Contract, awarded the ‘Best Lockdown Podcast’ by the Australian Podcast Awards in 2020