The Fifth Estate: The Guardians

The Fifth Estate: The Guardians

Join host Sally Warhaft with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, visiting from the UK, and Guardian Australia editor-in-chief Katharine Viner, to discuss the news, newspapers and Australia’s latest addition to online journalism.

It’s been 192 years since the founding of the British Guardian (formerly the Manchester Guardian) and just five months since the newspaper’s launch of an Australian edition – independent, online and free. So how is Australia’s latest source of news and current affairs faring? How does it fit in with Australia’s media culture? What is the plan for success? And how does this organisation maintain its independence?

For media buffs and journalists, this is essential viewing.

Who?

Portrait of Alan Rusbridger

Alan Rusbridger

Alan Rusbridger has been editor of the Guardian since 1995.

Portrait of Katharine Viner

Katharine Viner

Katharine Viner is editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia and deputy editor of the Guardian worldwide.

Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians' lives in the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.

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