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Shining a Light on the Truth
2 November @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$29.96 – $76.16
Award-winning journalists talk about politics, press freedom and storytelling.
The day’s program includes the following discussions:
Politics and the press (10:00-11:30 am)
When it comes to our democracy, journalism has a vital role to play in interpreting policy and “keeping the bastards honest”. Hear from editors and political journalists about how they report on the corridors of power, from local councils to state governments and the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery.
Press freedom & investigative journalism (12:00-1:30 pm)
This year in Australia we’ve seen unprecedented attacks on journalists: from raids and digital surveillance to court suppression orders and pressure to reveal sources. Hear from an all-star panel of award-winning journalists about how important sources and whistleblowers are to investigative journalism; why this kind of reporting is critical to our democracy; and the risks journalism faces in the current climate.
The Yarn Spinners (2:00-3:00 pm)
Journalism helps shine a light on injustice and changes our world for the better, but it can also be really bloody entertaining. Hear from some of Australia’s great storytellers and yarn-spinners about the narrative techniques they use to make sure their message resonates with readers, listeners and viewers. From research to sparkling prose, you won’t want to miss this discussion about how to make great stories.
More information about each of these sessions, including who will be speaking, can be found on eventbrite, where you can also book tickets.