Sunday, August 9, 2009

Debating Journalism

I am pleased to say that a podcast is available of an interview that I did with Peter Clarke from Inside Story at the recent ICA Journalism in the 21st Century conference at the University of Melbourne. The link can be found here.

Below is the description on the site (Note: completely free - no need to pay News Limited or Fairfax for access).

CONFERENCES on “the future of journalism” have become a growth industry. In many ways, the news media’s own digital evolution has become one of its biggest stories. The collapse of the twentieth century funding model for (quality) journalism is pre-occupying western news operations. Rupert Murdoch is leading another attempt to try to make online news content pay its old media creators as well as its new media recyclers. But the myriad micro-realities of changing journalism practice in a digital age mean journalism academics and practitioners have plenty to describe and argue about. The School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne’s recent conference, Journalism in the 21st Century: Between Globalisation and National Identity, brought together career academics, journalists-turned-academics and a range of news practitioners and executives from Australia and overseas. Peter Clarke was there to gauge the latest thinking on possible futures for journalism.

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