New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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The Glossies: What’s happening to magazines in the digital age?

We might be reading newspapers online, but meanwhile the newsstands are still full of glossy magazines … if less than there used to be. What are the challenges and opportunities for magazine publishing in the digital age? Who reads the glossies, what do they want from them – and how do they want them delivered?

With Bill Condie, Cosmos magazine, Amy Middleton, Archer Magazine and Helen McCabe, editor in chief, Australian Women’s Weekly. Chaired by Carolyne Lee, University of Melbourne.


Carolyne Lee

Carolyne Lee is a senior lecturer and researcher in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. The author of three books, she has also written 18 academic articles and book chapters on the role of language in communication and cultural debates, published in journals and books in Australia, the UK, the US, France, and China.

Portrait of Helen McCabe

Helen McCabe

Helen McCabe is the editor-in-chief of the Australian Women’s Weekly. She also makes regular appearances on the Today Show, The Project, and 2GB.

Portrait of Amy Middleton

Amy Middleton

Amy Middleton is a Melbourne-based journalist and writer, who founded Archer Magazine, Australia’s first journal of sexual diversity, in 2013. 

Bill Condie

Bill Condie is production editor at COSMOS, Australia’s number 1 science magazine in print, iPad 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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