New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
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Serious news to sustain democracy, or all the fun of the fair? Nowhere are recent changes and developments in journalism more apparent than in election reporting: live counts, AR data visualisation, real-time statistical modelling and visual storytelling still leave one question hanging – how much influence does media have over elections?
Andrew Dodd is the director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years, working in radio, TV, print and online.
Mark Di Stefano is BuzzFeed’s political editor based in Australia. He is a former ABC News reporter. Mark regularly appears as a political commentator on ABC's Insiders, Channel 10's The Project and on Sky News.
Cathy Harper is the editor of Election Watch, the University of Melbourne’s digital publication on elections – currently covering the US presidential election. She has 15 years experience as a journalist and producer in news and current affairs at the ABC and SBS, as well as seven years as an Australian stringer for NPR in Washington DC.
Matthew Knott is a political reporter in the Canberra press gallery for The Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. In 2015 he was awarded the Wallace Brown award for the press gallery's best young reporter. Before this he worked as Crikey's media editor and a reporter at The Power Index.
Andrew Hunter is MSN’s editor-in-chief, overseeing the Australian operations of Microsoft’s global content business. Andrew is a founder of the Share Wars social media project and co-author of the book All Your Friends Like This – How Social Networks Took Over News.
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.