Series

New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

View all events in this series

at The Wheeler CentreBook your tickets

Report Card: The Year in Australian Journalism

Leading journalists and media entrepreneurs take stock of the state of the media in 2017. What challenges and innovations have we seen in Australian reporting? Check the curve – from A+ to ‘needs improvement’ to ‘Kerry O’Brien is crying’.

Chaired by Margaret Simons, with Simon Crerar, Gaven Morris, Gautam Mishra and Katharine Murphy.

#newnewsau

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

Who?

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 Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy is Guardian Australia's political editor. She has worked in Canberra's parliamentary gallery for 15 years.

In 2008, she won the Paul Lyneham award for excellence in press gallery journalism, while in 2012 she was a Walkley award finalist in the best digital journalism category.

Portrait of Gautam Mishra

Gautam Mishra

Gautam Mishra is the CEO of inkl, a premium news service that unlocks articles from the world's best news titles.

Prior to inkl, Gautam was the director of strategy, data and research at Fairfax Media, where he launched and ran online subscriptions for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age.

Portrait of Gaven Morris

Gaven Morris

Gaven Morris has extensive experience as a news executive, news editor, reporter and producer. He spent almost a decade in international news, first at CNN in London as an online and television reporter, and as a roving international news producer and senior editor.

Prior to his appointment as Director ABC News in 2015, Gaven was Head of News Content for ABC News, a role that saw him overseeing all of ABC News’s digital and broadcast news output – scheduled television and radio news bulletins, News 24, NewsRadio, the Asia-Pacific News Centre and online and mobile news services.

Portrait of Simon Crerar

Simon Crerar

Simon Crerar is BuzzFeed's Australia Editor and leads an editorial team dedicated to growing the social news and entertainment company's Australian audience with viral content by and for Australians. 

How much?

This is a free event. Bookings are essential. We recommend arriving early to secure your seat. Read our ticketing FAQs here.Book your tickets

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.

#newnewsau

Where?

More about this venue, including large map, parking, public transport and accessibility.

Presented in partnership with