The Fifth Estate
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Download the podcast. It’s been 192 years since the founding of the British Guardian (formerly the Manchester Guardian) and just five months since the newspaper’s launch of an Australian edition – independent, online and free. So how is Australia’s latest source of news and current affairs faring? How does it fit in with Australia’s media culture? What is the plan for success? And how does this organisation maintain its independence?
Join host Sally Warhaft with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, visiting from the UK, and Guardian Australia editor-in-chief Katharine Viner, to discuss the news, newspapers and Australia’s latest addition to online journalism.
Alan Rusbridger has been editor of the Guardian since 1995.
Katharine Viner is editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia and deputy editor of the Guardian worldwide.
Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She hosts the Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, now in its ninth year. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.
Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.
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This long-running series is a mainstay of the Wheeler Centre’s programme, and of public conversation in Melbourne. Twice a month, our in-house news anchor Sally Warhaft hosts guests from the world of politics, culture, journalism and international relations to dissect pressing questions of policy, power and public affairs. It's free, it's fortnightly and it's a chance to give complex local and global issues the thoughtful discussion they deserve.
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