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The Fifth Estate is the Wheeler Centre’s new series of fortnightly forums: a more measured approach to news and current affairs. Provocative and studied, authoritative and unhurried, this is real analysis that will be pulling no punches. Hosted by broadcaster, journalist and anthropologist Sally Warhaft, The Fifth Estate is indispensible live journalism. All events are recorded, with podcast episodes posted on our website by noon the following day.

What is the future for media in Australia? How can newspapers adapt and survive in the digital age? And what is the role of the national broadcaster in a rapidly changing media landscape? As Gina Rinehart makes her bid for Fairfax and News Limited restructures its mastheads, questions abound about ownership and control, editorial independence and the very survival of media as we know it. Join Sally Warhaft with The Australian’s Editor-at-Large Paul Kelly, veteran media buyer Harold Mitchell, and The Conversation’s Founder and Editor Andrew Jaspan, to discuss these extraordinary times.

 

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Harold Mitchell

Harold Mitchell AC, is the founder of Mitchell & Partners and Executive Chairman of Aegis Media Pacific. Since he started Mitchell & Partners in 1976, the company has evolved to become the largest media and communications group in Australia today, with a growing presence in New Zealand and a... Read more

Andrew Jaspan

Andrew Jaspan is the Founder and Editor of The Conversation. Previously, he edited The London Observer, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Sunday Herald in the UK. He was invited in 2004 to be Editor-in-Chief of The Age and The Sunday Age in Melbourne, Australia. He is Asia-Pacific Director of Inn... Read more

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

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is editor-at-large at The Australian and a former editor-in-chief of the News Limited national broadsheet from 1991 to 1996. Paul writes on Australian politics and history and international affairs and is a regular commentator on the Sky News program, Australian Agenda. He is the author o... Read more

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