Tito Ambyo is an Indonesian/Australian journalist, writer, researcher and producer whose innovative approaches to storytelling has garnered awards.
Tito's latest project, Re(lu)minescence, is a collaborative public art exhibition funded by the City of Moreland in Melbourne, Australia, that combines photography, poetry and journalism to explore and present the stories of Fawkner, a suburb in the north of Melbourne, through video projections, paste-ups and photographic installations.
His project on teaching journalistic research methods and skills through exploring family history with RMIT students, Fact Check Your Mother, won the Ossie Award for 'Most Innovative Journalism' in 2017.
Tito has also been longlisted by the Walkley for Innovation in Journalism for his project on immersive journalism, Storylab, and his manuscript for a novella, 'A Peci for Mamadou', was shortlisted for the inaugural Deborah Case Prize.
- Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University
Tito has worked as a journalist, writer, researcher and communications expert for more than a decade. He has worked in Australia, Indonesia and East Timor, and has held editorial and leadership positions at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He has written for international publications, including The Guardian and Visual Arts Magazine.
Tito is also an experienced trainer and has trained journalists from around the world. He has delivered workshops on Environmental Journalism for Indonesian journalists and on New Media Technology for Vietnamese TV Executive Producers. He was also a member of the Digital Experts Group at ABC International, where he trained journalists on strategies to use digital technologies effectively.
He is also serving as a board member for the Indonesian Resources and Information Program since 2016 and holds the position of Secretary there.
- Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)
- Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
- Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA)