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Straight White Men’s News

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News is still dominated by straight white men. Would genuine diversity – in senior as well as junior positions – change the news we report, and how we report it? Are we seeing recruitment of diverse junior journalists – and are the attitudes of experienced reporters changing when it comes to representation?

Chaired by Jo Chandler, with Adolfo Aranjuez, Gautam Mishra, Jane Gilmore and Charis Palmer.

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

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Adolfo Aranjuez

Adolfo Aranjuez is an editor, writer, speaker and dancer. He is currently the Melbourne International Film Festival’s publications and content manager as well as Liminal magazine’s publication editor; previously, he edited the magazines Metro and Archer. Adolfo’s essays, criticism and poetry h... 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

Charis Palmer

Charis Palmer is deputy editor and head of digital strategy with the Conversation Australia. After undertaking a Bachelor of International Business, Charis started her career in marketing and product management working for a bank before deciding to throw it all in to start her own publishing and eve... Read more

Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler is an award-winning freelance Australian journalist, author and editor. She has filed news and features from assignments across sub-Saharan Africa, Papua New Guinea, rural and remote Australia, Antarctica and Afghanistan. She has earned distinctions as an essayist, profile writer and na... Read more

Jane Gilmore

Jane Gilmore is a freelance journalist, with a strong focus on data journalism and male violence. She was the founding editor of The King’s Tribune, and now writes regularly for the Sydney Morning Herald. She has been published by the Guardian, Meanjin, the Age, the Saturday Paper,&... Read more

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