Maddison Connaughton is a journalist whose reporting focuses on how global issues affect people on a human scale. Her work has featured in the Guardian, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Vox, Good Weekend, the Japan Times, France24 and more. She was previously the editor of The Saturday Paper, where she was also a member of The Monthly's editorial board and a judge of the Horne Prize for longform nonfiction. She was an inaugural Walkley Our Watch Fellow, focused on best practice for reporting on trauma and gendered violence. Maddison started her career at Vice where she was features editor and was twice a finalist for the Walkley Award for Young Australian Journalist of the Year for her reporting on teenage refugees of the Syrian War, millennial foreign fighters and criminal justice reform in Australia.