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Report Card: The Year in Australian Journalism

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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.

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

Featuring

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 ... Read more

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 ca... Read more

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.... Read more

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 Dire... Read more

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.  Prior to BuzzFeed, he worked at the Times and Sunday Times in London and at N... Read more

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