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New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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Ross Gittins: Must We Destroy Journalism in Order to Save It?

There will be more to the survival of quality journalism in an age of digital disruption than just moving it to online platforms and adding a few cyber bells and whistles. The journalism itself will need to change in ways many established journalists won’t like.

In this lunchtime address, celebrated business journalist Ross Gittins will argue that the willingness of Fairfax and News Corp to embrace a different kind of journalism will determine whether they survive, or have their place taken by new and smaller outfits with no legacy of old ways.

This event is also available as part of the Friday Day Pass.

Who?

Portrait of Ross Gittins

Ross Gittins

Ross Gittins is the economics editor of Sydney Morning Herald and an economic columnist for the Age. He is a winner of the Citibank Pan Asia award for excellence in financial journalism and has been a Nuffield Press fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a journalist-in-residence at the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne.

Ross is frequently called upon to comment on the economic issues of the day and has written and contributed to many books and periodicals. His books include Gittins' Gospel, Gittinomics and The Happy Economist.

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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