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”.
The Citizen is a user-generated publication that accepts news and feature stories. CitizenJ newsroom coordinator Ursula Skjonnemand speaks to the editor-in-chief.
A research project funded through the CitizenJ Experiments Fund seeks to find out what makes CitizenJ tick.
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.”
Image: Journalists (from left) Ewan Saunders, Andrew Crook, Steve Austin and Trent Dalton who spoke at the February Walkley Media Talk in Brisbane. Credit: Shirley Way. With Australian media under the microscope since the phone hacking scandal in the UK, Brisbane Walkley Media Talk asked: Can you really trust a journalist? 612 ABC’s Steve Austin put three journalists to the ‘trust test’: Ewan Saunders (Green Left Weekly), Andrew Crook (Crikey) and Trent Dalton (The Australian). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.
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