“New News: You are the Future” brought Andy Carvin (NPR), Sandra Hanchard (Swinburne Institute for Social Research) and Hal Crawford (Editor-in-Chief of Ninemsn) together to discuss what it means to be a journalist in the digital age. Patrick Hutchens reports.
With only a phone, a laptop and a Twitter account, Andy Carvin reported on the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions from his home in Washington DC. Bridget Fitzgerald went along to hear Carvin give his speech on Tweeting the Arab Spring, to close the New News conference.
Are journalists becoming too close to politicians? Can they realistically remain outside politics? Patrick Hutchens reports on the thin line between journalists and their political confidants. The ‘Insiders or Outsiders’ panel, featuring Chris Uhlmann (ABC), Mel Fyfe (The Age), Tim Dunlop (The Drum), Sue Roff (Arts Project Australia) and hosted by academic and reporting veteran Dennis Muller explored the conflicted relationships political reporters are forced to manage…
Daily headlines leave us in no doubt that journalism is a moral minefield. But what of the future? Georgina Galbraith previews tonight's event “Gotcha! - A Hypothetical in Three Acts”, in which Peter Clarke will lead a panel of media experts into an ethical battlefield with a sci-fi twist.
Bill Birnbauer is a senior lecturer in journalism at Monash University and member of the Melbourne Press Club committee. He tells us what the New News conference can add to society’s ongoing dialogue about the future of journalism.
As the New News conference approaches, Director for the Centre for Advanced Journalism, Dr Margaret Simons, shares her thoughts on the challenges facing the media industry in Australia and her hot tips for the upcoming conference.
This website is a joint project of the Melbourne Press Club, Monash University and the University of Melbourne's Centre for Advanced Journalism. Monash University is the principal sponsor of the Melbourne Press Club. The New News Conference is presented by the University of Melbourne's Centre for Advanced Journalism.
Throughout the conference, journalism students from both universities will be reporting, filming and live-tweeting the events. Their work will be published here on the Melbourne Press Club website.
The 2012 New News conference will take place on the 24th and 25th of August at Federation Square and the Wheeler Centre as part of the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival.
New News is an open conference, enabling the public to engage with media industry figures and academics during themed Festival events. For two days, Federation Square (Friday) and the Wheeler Centre (Saturday) will buzz with news professionals, bloggers and citizen journalists, debating the future of news gathering and reporting.