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Upstarts Vs the Old Guard


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As big newsrooms lay off staff, new web-based media outlets seem to pop up every week. What are the challenges of entrepreneurial media, and what can the humble start-up teach the mainstream editor? What can we all learn from each other?

With Paul Chadwick (Guardian Australia), Tim Hanlon of Gizmag and Phoebe Montague (Lady Melbourne). Chaired by Andrew Dodd, Swinburne University of Technology.

Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.


Paul Chadwick

Paul Chadwick, journalist and lawyer, is the Australian on the board of Guardian Australia, was the ABC’s Director Editorial Policies 2007-12 and was Victoria’s first Privacy Commissioner 2001-06. He aims to start up a digital information service about the operation of the law because, as media ... Read more

Phoebe Montague

As editor of Melbourne-based fashion blog Lady Melbourne, Phoebe Montague’s fashion commentary has earned her a reputation as one of Australia’s key fashion bloggers. Having founded Lady Melbourne in 2007, the blog has grown to include a substantial social media reach across multiple p... Read more

Andrew Dodd

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

Tim Hanlon

Tim Hanlon wanted to be a video game developer until he saw the content management system that was powering Gizmag. After co-writing its replacement in 2003, he went on to wear every hat at the company before accepting the position of managing director in 2010. Gizmag is one of the most-read science... Read more


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