New News: Upstarts Vs the Old Guard
As big newsrooms lay off staff, new web-based media outlets seem to pop up every week. What are the challenges of entrepreneurial media, and what can the humble start-up teach the mainstream editor? What can we all learn from each other?
With Paul Chadwick (Guardian Australia), Tim Hanlon of Gizmag and Phoebe Montague (Lady Melbourne). Chaired by Andrew Dodd, Swinburne University of Technology.
Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Paul Chadwick, journalist and lawyer, is the Australian on the board of Guardian Australia, was the ABC’s Director Editorial Policies 2007-12 and was Victoria’s first Privacy Commissioner 2001-06.
As editor of Melbourne-based fashion blog Lady Melbourne, Phoebe Montague’s fashion commentary has earned her a reputation as one of Australia’s key fashion bloggers. Having founded Lady Melbourne in 2007, the blog has grown to include a substantial social media reach across multiple platforms. Aside from the blog and freelance writing assignments, she teaches blogging, social media and journalism at the Centre for Adult Education (CAE) and RMIT University. She is a sought-after guest lecturer at corporate and educational events.
Andrew Dodd is the program director of Journalism at Swinburne University. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years, working in radio, TV, print and online.
Tim Hanlon wanted to be a video game developer until he saw the content management system that was powering Gizmag. After co-writing its replacement in 2003, he went on to wear every hat at the company before accepting the position of managing director in 2010.