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The ‘I’ word was once taboo in journalism – but these days, the ‘I’s seem to well and truly have it. The online age has heralded the rise of the celebrity journalist: ‘personalities’ with headshots, Twitter accounts and guest spots on Q&A. How does this impact on the quality of our journalism? With Margaret Simons, Greg Jericho (aka Grog’s Gamut) and Media Watch host Jonathan Holmes.

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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 ... Read more

Greg Jericho

Greg Jericho began blogging under the pseudonym, Grog’s Gamut, in 2008. After toiling away with an audience of family and indulgent friends he steadily built up a small readership of his posts on politics and the media. He came to prominence during the 2010 election when his criticism of the media... Read more

Jonathan Holmes

Jonathan Holmes has been a journalist for 35 years. Born and educated in Britain, he joined BBC TV’s current affairs group in 1971. After 12 years working behind the camera on programs like 24 Hours, Nationwide and Panorama, he came to Australia in 1983 to become executive producer of the ABC’s ... Read more


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