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New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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Media Policy Makers and Shakers: What can government do?

Two years ago, our media was convulsed by panic over the Finkelstein Inquiry into news media regulation and the Convergence Review. What happened about all that, and what should have happened? What, if anything, can government do to encourage a vibrant news media?

With Paul Fletcher, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communications, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Jason Clare, Shadow Minister for Communications, Malcolm Long, member of the Media Convergence Review. Chaired by Julian Thomas, Swinburne University of Technology.


Portrait of Jason Clare

Jason Clare

Jason Clare is the federal member for Blaxland, and shadow minister for communications. Before entering parliament he worked as a senior adviser to NSW Premier Bob Carr and as an executive at Transurban.

Portrait of Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher is the parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communication and the federal member for Bradfield. Prior to entering parliament, Paul worked in the communications sector.

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 Malcolm Long

Malcolm Long

Malcolm Long, AM was a member of the Media Convergence Review in 2011-12. He has been executive director of the Australian Film Television & Radio School and chair of the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Portrait of Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam was a senator from 2008 to 2017 and served as deputy leader of the Australian Greens. He has also worked as a filmmaker, artist and graphic designer. He contributed to A Secret Australia: Revealed by the Wikileaks Expose and his memoir, Full Circle, is his first book, the fruit of a life of activism, study and travel.

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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