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New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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Sorry States

Political reporting tends to focus on the theatrics of federal parliament. But state governments manage important policy areas that directly impact on our daily lives – including health, education and justice.

Is anyone paying attention to the states? Does politics need to be theatrical to be interesting? And what happens if we don’t subject the states to scrutiny?

Chaired by Andrew Dodd, with James Campbell and Maxine McKew.

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

Who?

Portrait of Maxine McKew

Maxine McKew

Maxine McKew is a former Australian politician and journalist; she was the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government in the first Rudd Ministry and the first Gillard Ministry.

Maxine currently works for Social Ventures Australia, advising on education issues, and is a Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Portrait of James Campbell

James Campbell

James Campbell is the state politics editor at the Herald Sun and Sunday Herald Sun newspapers in Melbourne. He has also written for the Age, the Times newspaper in London, the Punch, the Spectator and the Institute of Public Affairs Review. He also reported for the BBC on the 2013 Australian federal election.

Portrait of Andrew Dodd

Andrew Dodd

Andrew Dodd is the program director of Journalism at Swinburne University. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years, working in radio, TV, print and online.

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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