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New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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at The Wheeler Centre

Media Policy: Has Australia Got One, and Does it Need One?

Governments used to micromanage the broadcasting business and agonise about what newspaper, TV and radio moguls thought of their policies on media. As users shift to other sources for their news, information and entertainment, are media policy makers asleep at the wheel?

Who?

Portrait of Denis Muller

Denis Muller

Denis Muller is a leading expert on media ethics and worked as a journalist for 27 years, including as assistant editor at the Sydney Morning Herald and associate editor at the Age.

Since 1995, he has conducted independent social and policy research across education, health, environment and media fields. Dr Muller teaches media ethics for the Master of Journalism at Melbourne University and is the author of Media Ethics and Disasters and Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age. Denis is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Journalism.

Portrait of Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas is director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and Professor or Media and Communications at Swinburne. His research interests are in new media, information policy and the history of communications technologies.

Portrait of Margaret Simons

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 the Crossroads and Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs, co-written with former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser. The latter won both the Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2011. 

In addition to her academic work, Margaret regularly writes for the Saturday Paper, the Age, the Sydney Morning HeraldGriffith Review, the Monthly and other publications.

Portrait of Ellie Rennie

Ellie Rennie

Ellie Rennie is an associate professor at Swinburne University, researching the social implications of technological change, and the technological implications of social change. She is the deputy director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research.

New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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.

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