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The Civic Impact of Journalism

A team of researchers led by the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne has been investigating the role journalism plays in Australian civic life. Here they discuss how and why journalism matters, and present some of their preliminary research findings based on dozens of interviews across Australia.

With Doug Hendrie, Andrea Carson, Denis Muller and Margaret Simons.

Featuring

Doug Hendrie

A freelance foreign correspondent, magazine writer and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Doug’s interest is in the unusual – subcultures, personalities, histories. He’s reported on everything from Gold Coast sex surrogates to the Cave Clan urban explorers of Melbourne, and was the princ... Read more

Andrea Carson

Dr Andrea Carson is a lecturer in Media and Politics at the University of Melbourne. She is also an honorary fellow at the University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism. Her main research areas are the relationship between news media and democracy; the role of investigative journalism; and politica... Read more

Denis Muller

Denis Muller is a leading expert on media ethics and worked as a journalist for 27 years, including as assistant editor at the Sydney Morning Herald and associate editor at the Age. Since 1995, he has conducted independent social and policy research across education, health, environment and media fi... Read more

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University. In 2015, she won the Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism. Her recent books include Six Square Metres, Self-Made Man: The Kerry Stokes Story, What’s Next in Journalism?, Journalism at ... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre Workshop Space

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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