New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
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Trying to get your first break in the seemingly closed shop that is the media? Trying to freelance but getting nowhere? Or simply hoping to access new editors and audiences? Come prepared to pitch your story idea – speed dating style – to some of our city’s top editors from the Age, Guardian Australia, Herald Sun, Crikey and more. Simon Mann of The Citizen makes the introductions.
Simon Mann is the editor of The Citizen. Launched in 2013, The Citizen showcases the work of students in the Master of Journalism program at the Centre for Advancing Journalism.
A journalist for more than 30 years, Simon has held a series of senior reporting and editing roles at the Age, and is a two-time foreign correspondent having been based in Europe and, more recently, Washington DC. He was awarded the Walkley Award for international journalism in 1999 for his coverage of the war in Kosovo and refugee crisis in the neighboring Balkan states.
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.