Navin Sam Regi is multimedia journalist, and academic pursuing embedded stories through process driven journalism. He is interested in harnessing participatory media, especially audio narratives and documentary photography, to instigate meaningful discourses and inspire social change.
Sam is currently working on his MPhil at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). As a member of the ARC Project – Amplifying voices of the aged care commission, Sam is under a scholarship for his research and has independently acquired the Walkley – Meta newsroom grant to further the journalistic outputs of this project. Sam is also a casual academic at the University of Queensland.
As a freelance journalist, Sam is working on a long-term multi-disciplinary body of work which documents the complexity of living grief. The project, called My Little Sunshine, was showcased in an interactive exhibition in Brisbane, drawing a diverse audience of families and professionals. The next stage of this project will involve an audio documentary and an interactive online platform.
Sam is also an executive producer for a 4ZZZ radio podcast titled The Way I See It. In 2021, Sam joined the National Mental Health Commission’s work to develop a stigma and discrimination reduction strategy as the stream lead for education.
Sam has won few accolades; most notable are grants from Arts Queensland and The Whickers Foundation. He was also part of a team that won the 2016 Queensland multicultural reporting award of the year.