New News: Media Policy Makers and Shakers: What can government do?

New News: Media Policy Makers and Shakers: What can government do?

Two years ago, our media was convulsed by panic over the Finkelstein Inquiry into news media regulation and the Convergence Review. What happened about all that, and what should have happened? What, if anything, can government do to encourage a vibrant news media?

With Paul Fletcher, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communications, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Jason Clare, Shadow Minister for Communications, Malcolm Long, member of the Media Convergence Review. Chaired by Julian Thomas, Swinburne University of Technology.

New News was presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre and the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

Who?

Portrait of Jason Clare

Jason Clare

Jason Clare is the federal member for Blaxland, and shadow minister for communications. Before entering parliament he worked as a senior adviser to NSW Premier Bob Carr and as an executive at Transurban.

Portrait of Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher is the parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communication and the federal member for Bradfield. Prior to entering parliament, Paul worked in the communications sector.

Portrait of Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas is director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and Professor or Media and Communications at Swinburne. His research interests are in new media, information policy and the history of communications technologies.

Portrait of Malcolm Long

Malcolm Long

Malcolm Long, AM was a member of the Media Convergence Review in 2011-12. He has been executive director of the Australian Film Television & Radio School and chair of the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Portrait of Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam, an Australian Greens Senator from Western Australia, is the Greens spokesman on such issues as communications, housing, mining and nuclear power.

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