The ABC’s Dr Rachael Kohn will co-lead the International Symposium on Religion Journalism in October, hosted by Griffith University’s Multi-Faith Centre.
“It’s not the stories that changed Australia,” ABC TV reporter Sarah Ferguson told journalists last week. “Good writing and visual production – that’s what changed Australia.”
Mr Akbar was blunt: “What worries me deeply is the death of the [news] story. The death of the story is the death of the editor”.
I approached CitizenJ for an internship last April, as I had always been interested in grassroots community organisations and the ways they tackle coverage of social issues.
A panel of senior journalists discuss the balance of ratings versus responsibility for the Walkley Media Talks, hosted by CitizenJ at the State Library of Queensland.
The credibility we gain is key to republication opportunities and the growth of our audience. But as we are learning, this has to be tempered with the authenticity of citizen journalism.
“We are constantly bombarded by press releases from the Labor Government at the moment. We are also deluged with emails from a stream of active and dynamic PR firms in Brisbane.”
Speakers from ethnic interest groups, representatives from mainstream and alternative media and interested parties joined in a spirited discussion about the lack of news coverage given to smaller groups within Australia and what those groups can do to resolve this issue.
“Our concerns, celebrations and creations are just as Australian as our white and English speaking counterparts.”