New News 2015: Report Card: What’s Happening in Australian Journalism?

Report Card: What's Happening in Australian Journalism?

We’re quizzing Australia’s leading editors on the performance of journalism in Australia over the past year. What major issues did journalists confront in 2015, and what are the challenges in 2016 and beyond? Will we award them an A+, or suggest they could do better?

Hosted by Margaret Simons with Emily Wilson, Simon Crerar and Andrew Holden.


Portrait of Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University. In 2015, she won the Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism. Her recent books include Six Square Metres, Self-Made Man: The Kerry Stokes Story, What's Next in Journalism?, Journalism at the Crossroads and Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs, co-written with former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser. The latter won both the Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2011. 

In addition to her academic work, Margaret regularly writes for the Saturday Paper, the Age, the Sydney Morning HeraldGriffith Review, the Monthly and other publications.

Portrait of Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson is editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia. Emily joined the Guardian 14 years ago and has worked as health editor, science section editor, features editor, news section editor and most recently network editor of the UK edition of the Guardian’s website.

Portrait of Simon Crerar

Simon Crerar

Simon Crerar is BuzzFeed's Australia Editor and leads an editorial team dedicated to growing the social news and entertainment company's Australian audience with viral content by and for Australians. 

Portrait of Andrew Holden

Andrew Holden

Andrew Holden was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Age in July 2012.

Portrait of Tory Maguire

Tory Maguire

Tory Maguire is the Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost Australia, which launched in August 2015. Prior to that Tory spent 15 years at News Corporation, in roles including political reporter and night editor of the Daily Telegraph and editor of opinion website the Punch. She is on the NSW Women in Media committee and has a keen interest in the development of the future generation of journalists.