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Media Makers: Journalism Then & Now

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What’s it like to be a political reporter today, when breaking news is measured by second-by-second tweets (instead of next-day newspapers)? How has it changed over the decades?

In this Fifth Estate event, we’ll hear from Fairfax’s Latika Bourke and ABC TV’s Barrie Cassidy.

Featuring

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 ... Read more

Barrie Cassidy

Barrie Cassidy is host of the ABC’s top rating Sunday morning political discussion program Insiders – now in its 14th year. Until recently he also hosted the sporting equivalent companion program Offsiders. Barrie has been a journalist for 47 years – and a political journalist since 1977.... Read more

Latika Bourke

Latika Bourke is well known as a keen user of social media in her work as a political journalist in Canberra. She has previously reported for 2UE Radio, the ABC and now Fairfax publications, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Her latest pursuit is the product of a personal adventure. Her first b... Read more

Location

The Edge, Fed Square

The Atrium Flinders Street Federation Square Melbourne Victoria 3000

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