Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Navigating the News

University of Tasmania and ABC

Monday, 10 September 2018 at 9:30 am - Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at 2:30 pm (AEST)

Navigating the News

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
2 day conference admission 11/09/2018 $220.00 $0.00
* Prices include GST

Share Navigating the News

Event Details

Navigating the News
ABC and University of Tasmania partner to present national journalism and media literacy conference

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the University of Tasmania will present a two-day conference in Hobart in September to explore the public’s declining trust in the media and how news organisations are responding.

Navigating the News Conference, to be held at the University of Tasmania, Hobart on 10-11 September 2018, will bring together leading Australian journalists and academics to discuss trust in journalism and how to collaborate to help better inform citizens.

Speakers include ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie; Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania Professor Rufus Black; Director ABC News, Analysis and Investigations Gaven Morris; UNESCO Chair of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland Peter Greste; Chief Executive of The Australian Nicholas Gray; Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald Lisa Davies; and Editor and General Manager of Buzzfeed Australia, Simon Crerar.

Dr Claire Wardle, an international expert on social media, user-generated content and verification, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker. Dr Wardle is Executive Director of First Draft, which is dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges associated with trust and truth in the digital age.  She is also a Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

Australia's National Children's Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell, will lead the second day of the conference discussing the equipping and empowering of citizens of the future.

The conference is part of the inaugural Media Literacy Week -- an ABC initiative aimed at equipping Australians of all ages -- particularly students -- with the skills they need to understand and interpret news and information.  Navigating the News Conference is Media Literacy Week's flagship event and is led by journalist and media academic Dr Joce Nettlefold.

Require accommodation?

We have arranged some special rates with some local accommodation supporters:

Henry Jones Art Hotel
Book online:
Book with reservations: 03 6210 7700  quote BB 1006026, Navigating the News 

Special rates to be booked direct via email or phone.
Sandra ZMIJAREVIC F | +613 9660 5499
E |

Book online:
Promo Code ABCMediaConf

MACq 01

Access a Special Rate

Book online here

Or please call 03 6210 7600 and quote BB 1006023 to gain access to the rooms and rates.

The Old Woolstore
10% off our Best Available Rate for conference guests
Promo Code: MEDIA18

To book, please call our Reservations Team on (03) 6235 5355, or visit and add in the promo code to access discounted rates. Stay dates: 5 – 13 September, 2018 (inclusive).

Have questions about Navigating the News? Contact University of Tasmania and ABC

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

University of Tasmania, School of Creative Arts
Hunter Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

Monday, 10 September 2018 at 9:30 am - Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at 2:30 pm (AEST)

  Add to my calendar

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.