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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.



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... Read more


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