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Off Balance

When

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.

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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 Su... Read more

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. ... Read more

Louise Milligan

Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for ABC TV’s Four Corners and the bestselling author of Cardinal, which won the Walkley Book Award and broke massive international news preceding the court case and successive and ultimately successful appeals involving one of the most senior mem... Read more

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 Yo... Read more

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