We’re quizzing Australia’s leading editors on the performance of journalism in Australia over the past year. What major issues did journalists confront in 2015, and what are the challenges in 2016 and beyond? Will we award them an A+, or suggest they could do better?
Hosted by Margaret Simons with Emily Wilson, Simon Crerar and Andrew Holden.
This event is also available as part of a Thursday Day Pass.
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
Emily Wilson is editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia. Emily joined the Guardian 14 years ago and has worked as health editor, science section editor, features editor, news section editor and most recently network editor of the UK edition of the Guardian’s website. She took over Guardian Australia... Read more
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
Andrew Holden was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Age in July 2012. It meant a return to his home town, after spending a dozen years in New Zealand. Among his roles there, he was editor of The Press in Christchurch for four a half years, which included the major earthquakes which devastated the cit... Read more
Tory Maguire is the Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost Australia, which launched in August 2015. Prior to that Tory spent 15 years at News Corporation, in roles including political reporter and night editor of the Daily Telegraph and editor of opinion website the Punch. She is on the NSW Women in Media com... Read more
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