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Kirsten Drysdale — Reporter

Kirsten Drysdale

Reporter

Kirsten started her journalistic career in Brisbane producing video and text content for museums and exhibitions. From there she made her way to TV where she wrote, produced and presented, starting on the ABC’s Hungry Beast in 2009, followed by stints at SBS’ The Feed, various Chaser productions including The Hamster Wheel, Media Circus, The Chaser’s Election Desk, and most notably six seasons of consumer affairs program The Checkout. In addition to her television work, Kirsten produced and hosted Radio National consumer psychology podcast Talking Shop and authored a book I Built No Schools in Kenya.

Betoota’s ‘bread and butter’: unlabelled sponsored posts

Betoota’s ‘bread and butter’: unlabelled sponsored posts

The Betoota Advocate loves to take the piss out of influencers, but it's also happy to take part in the sponsored content game.

The coal workers striking for the climate

The coal workers striking for the climate

These men and women know better than anyone the economic gift that coal has been. They also understand the environmental cost.

US-style pharma marketing hits Australian shores

US-style pharma marketing hits Australian shores

The American maker of a gynaecological surgical device is directly targeting Australian women, with a celebrity-doctor-endorsed online campaign which appears to flaunt advertising laws. 

How many Ooshies will the Ooshie-smooshers smoosh?

How many Ooshies will the Ooshie-smooshers smoosh?

Promising that Ooshies can be recycled has helped Woolworths make a lot of money off its latest child-bribery campaign. But what are the chances that they actually will be?

The sweet life: sugar's tumultuous history and the families who have ridden the wave

The sweet life: sugar's tumultuous history and the families who have ridden the wave

Sugar once fuelled the settlement of northern Queensland, but growing environmental and economic challenges are making it harder for farmers to get by.

Looking into the black mirror: how teens use social media

Looking into the black mirror: how teens use social media

Paige has just turned 13 and is navigating her first year of high school. INQ reporter Kirsten Drysdale spent a day with her — and her phone — for a rare look at teenage life online.

A day in the life of a teacher

A day in the life of a teacher

'The raw energy of a grade one classroom on a Monday morning is like being inside a football locker room before a big match.'

The real crisis in teaching

The real crisis in teaching

'School education in Australia is becoming an evermore bureaucratised system, which is asking more of teachers and getting less in return.'

How you become Australia's most powerful bureaucrat

How you become Australia's most powerful bureaucrat

What drives Mike Pezzullo — and how has he earned the title of Australia’s most powerful public servant?