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The Next Generation of News

7 September 2023
6.30pm – 7.30pm AEST
Io Myers Studio, Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab, UNSW Kensington
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Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski

Sam Koslowski | Zara Seidler | Clare Stephens 

The way we consume news is changing and traditional media is struggling to keep up with our forever online lifestyles. The Daily Aus is changing that – and fast. 

With unstoppable co-founders Sam Koslowski and Zara Seidler at the helm, The Daily Aus has cracked the code on resonating with young people, distilling the big news stories of the day into accessible, bite sized pieces. From fearless journalists to savvy entrepreneurs, witness the rise of a new generation that's leaving a lasting imprint. Join Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski, in conversation with editor and podcaster Clare Stephens, as they unpack the big business of youth-focused news and reveal how digital platforms are transforming the news landscape.

Sam Koslowski and Zara Seidler’s new book No Silly Questions: The Daily Aus explains how the world works (and why you should care) is out on Sept 5. You can pre-order the book here.


The Io Myers Studio, Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus. Please note this is a live event only, and will not be available via livestream.


Wheelchair Access
Enter the UNSW Kensington campus via Gate 2 High St and turn right at the roundabout. The entrance is immediately on your left under the concrete steps, opposite the University Terraces Car Park. The closest free parking is available at the Western Campus Car Park. More information on getting there can be found via our interactive accessibility map available here.

Assisted Listening
The Io Myers Studio, Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab has an infrared hearing loop. Patrons wishing to utilise this need to identify themselves to the front of house team, and a headset will be provided.

Auslan & Captioning 
Auslan interpreting services and/or live captioning can be provided for selected talks upon request. 

To book and discuss access services, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email


The Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab is easily accessible via public transport. For more information please call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit

Free parking is available from 5.30pm in the Western Campus Car Park. For access to free parking, event patrons must park in the UNSW Permit Holder bays. The Western Campus Car Park is located here, on Anzac Parade next to NIDA. This car park can be accessed via Western Campus Drive through Day Avenue. 

Paid casual and visitor parking is offered via the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’ in all other UNSW car parks. For more information head here.




For all the other enquiries, please email or call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485.

The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9065 0485. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9065 0485. For more information on all other relay calls visit here.

Sam Koslowski and Zara Seidler seated next to each other

Sam Koslowski and Zara Seidler

Sam Koslowski (UNSW graduate) and Zara Seidler are the co-founders of The Daily Aus. In only a few years, Sam and Zara have built a massive social media audience, two chart-topping podcasts, and successful newsletter and video channels in one of the hardest industries to crack – the news. After starting with a vision to bring their friends up to speed with the news, the pair became known for breaking down the complex ideas that sit behind current affairs with simplicity, respect and honesty. Now, they run the fastest-growing youth news company in Australia. They are business leaders, journalists, presenters and commentators, speaking to over a million young Australians every month across social accounts, newsletters and podcasts. In 2022, Zara and Sam were listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30. It’s a unique start-up story still unfolding. 

Clare Stephens

Clare Stephens

Clare Stephens is a Sydney-based digital content creator, screenwriter, editor and podcaster. She’s the former editor-in-chief at Mamamia – Australia’s largest independent women’s network. Now an executive editor, she hosts the comedy podcast Cancelled, which regularly tops Australia’s comedy charts and was in the top 10 Listener’s Choice shows at the 2022 Australian Podcast Awards. In 2023 she launched the podcast But, Are You Happy? which debuted at number one. She is a writer and producer on the upcoming Binge series Strife and is currently writing her first novel, The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done, with Atlantic Books.  

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