New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
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With the proliferation of new media tools, Indigenous Australians are some of the most innovative new media users. They’re engaging previously overlooked communities and enabling citizens in new ways. We’ll talk about the new media revolution in Indigenous communication.
With Kelly Briggs, Gamilaroi writer (the Guardian, Croakey), Amy McQuire (Tracker), Jim Remedio, station manager at 3KND and Patricia Karvelas, of the Australian. Chaired by Ellie Rennie, Swinburne University of Technology.
Supported by Melbourne Social Equity Institute.
Jim Remedio is station manager at 3KND. Jim has 30 years’ experience in community and national radio media networks throughout Australia. He was chairman of the National Indigenous Media Association Australia and managed the establishment of the National Indigenous Radio Service, Remote Indigenous Media Services.
Patricia Karvelas is a prominent Australian journalist, beginning her professional career at the ABC and SBS 20 years ago.
She currently presents Radio National’s flagship radio current affairs programme RN Drive – a role she took up in January 2015. Patricia co-hosts the ABC’s popular weekly political podcast, The Party Room. She also presents Afternoon Briefing on ABC news TV at 4pm every day.
Kelly Briggs writes about First Australian issues from an intersectional feminist viewpoint. Kelly is a supporter of First Peoples Self Determination and has been published in the Guardian, New Matilda, Croakey and the Hoopla. She was the winner of Social commentary blog of the year 2014 by the Australian Writers Centre for her blog thekooriwoman.wordpress.com and is currently working on an anthology piece for Indigenous X.
How do you pick true news from fake news? How would diversity in senior and junior positions change the news we report – and how we report it? And does state politics need to be theatrical to be interesting to journalists?
Hear from some of the brightest minds in the media at this three-day series of discussions and workshops on the present and future of journalism. Including Brett McLeod, Katharine Murphy, Emma Alberici, Julian Burnside and more.
New News is presented in partnership with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and Monash University.