Canberra Conversation Lecture Series

An IGPA "Lunchtime Live" event - ' Reporting politics in the age of digital media'

Tue 12 July 2016Adj Prof Virginia Haussegger, ABC TV News Canberra

Tuesday 12 July 2016
Seminar Room, Ann Harding Conference Centre
12.15pm - 1.15pm, light lunch will be served

This event is free to attend. For catering and planning purposes, registration is essential. Please click here to register

How digital disruption and social media has reshaped political journalism and democratic engagement.  Who wins in the battle over spin, speed and policy?

Panelists: 

  • Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent Fairfax (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times); 
  • Andrew Probyn, Political Editor, The West Australian; 
  • Katharine Murphy, Deputy Political Editor, The Guardian  Australia.

 
Facilitator: Adj Prof Virginia Haussegger, ABC TV News Canberra
 

Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent Fairfax (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times).

A vice-president of the National Press Club, Kenny is a sought after political commentator on radio and television programs across the country.  He regularly appears on the ABC's Insiders, Sky News Agenda, and other televsion and radio programs. He has reported from Canberra under five prime ministers (and counting) and even more opposition leaders.
 
Katharine Murphy is Guardian Australia's political editor. 
 
Katharine Murphy has reported on politics from Canberra since 1996, working for The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Age, and now Guardian Australia, where she is currently political editor. Katharine is a winner of the Paul Lyneham Award for excellence in press gallery journalism, and was a Walkley finalist in 2012 and 2013 for digital journalism and for commentary. She pioneered a daily live politics blog while at Fairfax Media, and writes Politics Live for Guardian Australia on parliamentary sitting days. Katharine is a former director of the National Press Club, and is an adjunct associate professor of journalism at the University of Canberra.
 
Andrew Probyn, Political Editor, The West Australian

Andrew Probyn has been the federal political editor and Canberra bureau chief for The West Australian since 2005. He has spent almost 15 years in the Federal Press Gallery, first with The Herald Sun. Andrew also spent two years working for the ABC in Tasmania as state political reporter. He was the winner of the Press Gallery Journalist of the Year Award in 2015, along with colleague Nick Butterly. Andrew won the Melbourne Press Club's Gold Quill award in 2001 and is a three-time winner of the Matt Price best columnist prize at the WA Media Awards.

 

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