San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
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George Brock in Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age, commented in 2013 that journalism operates at “the intersection between a social, democratic purpose and the market”. Four distinguished commentators will discuss a wide range of topics impacting on journalism today, including digital futures, social media, financial pressures and the ethics of journalism and politics.
Caroline is a journalism lecturer at the University of Canberra, specialising in audio and video journalism. She is a former reporter and producer for ABC News and Radio National and former media adviser to Anna Bligh. Caroline has a PhD from the University of Canberra; M.A. (journalism) from Charles Sturt University; and B.A. from UNSW. Caroline’s PhD From ‘watchdog’ to ‘spin doctor’ - focused on the ethical transition from journalism to parliamentary media advising.
Stephen Matchett writes Campus Morning Mail and the Sydney Institute’s Stone the Crows column. Stephen is a former marketing communications director for Monash University and the University of Western Sydney. In a decade at The Australian he was variously chief leader writer and higher education editor, as well as editing sections across the paper from entertainment to opinion. Stephen has a BA and PhD from the University of Sydney and Grad Dip Mkt from the now Charles Sturt University.
Matthew Ricketson is an academic and journalist who has worked at The Age, The Australian and Time Australia magazine, among other publications. Matthew is Professor of Journalism at the University of Canberra. He was appointed by the Labor federal government in 2011 to be a member of an independent media inquiry chaired by Ray Finkelstein QC. Matthew was editor of Australian Journalism Today (2012) and his latest book is Telling True Stories (2014).
Lenore Taylor is Political Editor of Australia Operations at Guardian News and Media Limited and was previously national affairs correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald. Lenore is a multiple award winner, including a Walkley Award and the Paul Lyneham Award for excellence in press gallery journalism. Lenore has covered federal politics for over twenty-three years and is a regular commentator on radio and television, including the ABC's Insiders program.
When & Where
The Australian National University
The Australian National University (ANU) is a celebrated place of intensive research, education and policy engagement. ANU is home to an interconnected community of scholars. The University is located in the heart of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.