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Why Journalism Matters

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Does journalism matter – and if so, why? As newsrooms shrink, what does the public lose? 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. They discuss the how and why of journalism’s impact, and unveil their latest findings.

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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

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

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

Helen Sullivan

Professor Helen Sullivan is Foundation Director of the Melbourne School of Government (MSoG) and a public policy scholar. Her research and teaching explores the changing nature of state-society relationships including the theory and practice of governance and collaboration, new forms of democratic p... Read more

Rod Tiffen

Rodney Tiffen is Emeritus Professor in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His most recent book is Rupert Murdoch. A Reassessment (2014).  He is co-author, with Ross Gittins, of How Australia Compares. Rod’s teaching and research interests are in the ... Read more

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