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New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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Off Balance

What happened to balance and objectivity in reporting? Are these concepts still valuable in journalism – or, as the popularity of partisanship grows, are we seeing the end of the age of objectivity?

When we do play to a perspective, what are we losing, what are we gaining … and are there new ways to achieve balance?

Chaired by David Nolan, with Amy Gray, Louise Milligan and Jim Middleton.

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New News is presented in partnership with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and Monash University.

Who?

Portrait of David Nolan

David Nolan

David Nolan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications. His work focuses on journalism studies and the changing role played by media in social and political relations. He recently led a Centre for Advancing Journalism research project focussing on the question of how media representations of Sudanese Australians might be improved.

His work has been published in numerous leading international journals, and he is also on the editorial board of the journal Communication, Politics and Culture.

Portrait of Amy Gray

Amy Gray

Amy Gray is a freelance writer and author. She writes on politics, feminism and culture. Her work has appeared in the Age, the Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday Paper and other publications. Amy is currently writing a book about motherhood and feminism.

Portrait of Louise Milligan

Louise Milligan

Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for ABC TV Four Corners and author of Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell, which won the Walkley Award and broke massive international news about Cardinal George Pell’s crimes against children, for which he was later convicted and imprisoned. Louise was a witness in his court case.

Portrait of Jim Middleton

Jim Middleton

Jim Middleton has been reporting national and international affairs since 1970, first for the ABC and now as a correspondent for Sky News. For two decades, he was ABC Political Editor in Canberra – covering Prime Ministers Hawke, Keating and Howard.

He was ABC North America correspondent in New York and Washington from 1980–1986, and has reported from every country in North, South and Southeast Asia – except North Korea. From 2008 to 2014, he presented Newsline and The World, broadcasting to and from Asia on Australia Network TV.

From 2008 until 2015, he was a member of the board of the Australia-Thailand Institute for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

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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