The Amazing Race: Reporting on Elections
Saturday, 29 Oct 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
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. He was a broadcaster at ABC Radio National, where he presented many of the network’s programs and founded th... Read more
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... Read more
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. ... Read more
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.
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