Journos debate the future

The future of journalism is to be tackled in debates taking place in Perth tonight and Adelaide on Monday.  

Both of the “Blueprint for progress” debates have been organised by the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance.

Tonight’s event in Perth – held at the ABC East Perth Centre – sees speakers including Kate Torney, director of ABC News; Adrian Beattie, news director of the Nine network; Tiffany Wertheimer of WIN TV; Roy Fleming, managing editor of WA Today; and Allen Newton, the editor of Perth Now. It will also include bloggers William Bowe of Poll Bludger and Tama Leaver.

And Monday’s Adelaide gathering, also held at the ABC, will include Samela Harris of the Adelaide Advertiser; Greg Barila, online editor of Messenger Community News; Colin James, afternoon editor of Adelaide Now; Peter Nicholls of Network Ten; and Graham Archer of Seven’s Today Tonight.

Tim Burrowes, editor of Mumbrella will also be speaking at both events.

The events follow the launch of a new not-for-profit initiative – The Foundation for Public Interest Journalism -established by Swinburne University to help develop new models for funding and supporting journalism.


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