The Death of the Newspaper: Who’s to Blame?
Anna Krien, author of In the Woods, audits the deathbed health of our newspapers, lobbying for a diagnosis that doesn’t shy away from tough love.
Krien critiques assumptions about the veracity and depth of news journalism, drawing from her early experiences in the newsroom, and challenges the suggestion that readers' short attention spans are to blame. She also articulates her concern about the way news organisations are deemed objective and impartial observers, citing examples where their very presence has proven otherwise.
Anna Krien is an award-winning Melbourne-based journalist, essayist, ction writer and poet. She is a 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow. Her first book, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests, won theLiterary Award for Advancing Public Debate in the 2011 QLD Premier’s Literary Awards and the People’s Choice Award in the 2011 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her second book, Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, won the 2014 Davitt Award for Best True Crime Book, the 2014 Cross British Sports Book Awards’ New Writer of the Year Award, the 2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Non-fiction Book Award and the Stella Prize.