The Conversation and the future of journalism
13 August 2014
The Sydney Democracy Network is excited to announce that editor and Co-founder of The Conversation, Andrew Jaspan will open this year's Festival of Democracy with a public lecture entitled The Conversation and the future of journalism.
Launched at a time of major upheavals in mainstream media, The Conversation is a unique initiative: a world-first attempt to create a new type of internet-based collaboration between academics and journalists, a not-for-profit commitment to publish material with academic rigour and journalistic flair.
Andrew Jaspan will share his thoughts on the emerging role of The Conversation, the 21st century challenges it faces, and the long-term public-interest importance of open-access information.
Andrew Jaspan's presentation will be followed by comments from Peter Hartcher, Political Editor and International Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and Dr Fiona Martin, a media and communications specialist at the University of Sydney.
Andrew Jaspan is the Editor and a Co‑founder of The Conversation. He was previously editor-in-chief of The Age in Melbourne and editor of The Observer in London, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. He was editor-in-chief of The Big Issue (London), and founded and edited the Sunday Herald in Scotland. He is the Asia-Pacific Director for Innovation Media.
Peter Hartcher is the Political Editor and International Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He is a Gold Walkley award winner, a former foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Washington, and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Dr Fiona Martin is an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research fellow, researching the uses, politics and regulation of online media (internet and mobile) and the implications of technological change for media users and industries.
6 - 7.30pm
Tuesday 19 August
General Lecture Room, The Quadrangle The University of Sydney
We encourage you to register:
Dr Fiona Martin
Co-hosted by Sydney Ideas and Sydney Democracy Network.