Emily Nussbaum: Culture, Criticism and TV Today
Pre-sale tickets have now booked out. Melbourne Writers Festival will announce their programme on 17 July 2018; more tickets for this event will be available when Festival tickets open for booking at 9am, 20 July 2018.
'Criticism is a form of theatre,' Emily Nussbaum has said. 'I'm writing for an audience and I don't want to bore them.'
Not Racist, But …: The Media and Racism
How does a person’s race or religion frame how the way they’re portrayed in the media? How do news narratives perpetuate racism?
In this panel – the final in a series of four talks curated by Santilla Chingaipe – Karen Farquharson, Usha Rodrigues, Anthony Kelly and Oishee Alam discuss racial sensationalism and stereotype in the Australian news today.
The Wheeler Centre
Invasion of the Pod People: Still Processing
Still Processing: Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris — Photo: Jon Tjhia
Need a history lesson on the racial politics of the American barbecue? Or a primer on the 2004 ‘nipplegate’ scandal before Justin Timberlake’s 2018 Super Bowl appearance? Confused about Kanye West?
In each episode of their addictive podcast Still Processing, Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris chew over big and small questions of American culture. Their incredibly wide-ranging discussions roam across TV, movies, sport, history and politics – often joined by special guests like RuPaul and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The pair, both New York Times writers, enjoy a wonderful chemistry and have extremely eclectic tastes, enthusiasms and opinions, making Still Processing one of the most successful podcasts in the New York Times stable. Find out how they do it as they join one another in conversation at the Wheeler Centre – and chat about Kanye's tweets, colonisation, race and taking care of yourself.
Photo: Jon Tjhia
The Fifth Estate
Katy Tur: Reporting Trump
Sally Warhaft and Katy Tur — Photo: Jon Tjhia
Katy Tur, sometimes known as ‘Little Katy, third-rate reporter’, is an award-winning NBC News correspondent. She covered Donald Trump’s campaign from day one and quickly made an enemy of the future president.
Tur travelled to 40 states during the campaign and made more than 3,800 live TV reports. Trump didn’t appreciate her direct interview style or her scrupulous attention to facts, and took to singling her out at rallies. He repeatedly named her, called her ‘disgraceful’ and ‘not nice’ and encouraged his supporters to boo her.
Tur’s book, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, is about her bizarre, exhausting and sometimes frightening days on the campaign trail. It’s also about America’s increasingly hostile political landscape and about the established and shifting standards of Tur’s own chosen profession.
For this episode of The Fifth Estate, this indomitable journalist talks provocations, presidents and facing facts with host Sally Warhaft.
PEN Lecture: The War on Journalism – How 9/11 Changed Everything
Due to a change in work schedule, our PEN Lecture with Peter Greste will now take place on Monday 16 July.
Since 9/11, the number of journalists who have been imprisoned for their work has risen steadily. In 2017, a record number were behind bars – most for crimes against the state such as treason, sedition or terrorism.
The Fifth Estate
In a journalism and media career spanning three decades, you could say Tracey Spicer has seen it all. She’s reported locally, nationally and internationally for TV, radio, print and online, working in news, current affairs, documentary and lifestyle programmes. She’s been a reporter, editor, essayist, columnist, trainer, producer – and, of course, a newsreader and presenter.
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‘Cloudstreet’ Takes Pride of Place
Poster of a Coffs Harbour Amateur Theatrical Society adaptation of Cloudstreet
A Perth-based fan of the Tim Winton classic Cloudstreet believes she’s narrowed the location of Tim Winton’s much-loved novel to the inner-city suburb of West Leederville. Heidi Ciriello has identified West Leederville’s Kimberley Street as the most likely location of the flaking mansion shared for two decades by the Pickles and Lambs.
New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
Media Policy Makers and Shakers: What can government do?
The Pop Up Festival of Dangerous Ideas
David Simon: Some People Are More Equal Than Others
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