Global Perspectives on Jobs after Journalism – Melbourne Press Club event

What happens next for journalists caught by the tidal wave of redundancies? In Australia, where it has been estimated that as many as 3,000 journalism jobs have disappeared since 2012, we’ve been tracking the careers of a group of journalists whose jobs became redundant between 2012 and 2014. But how has this global phenomenon played out in other countries?

In collaboration with the New Beats project, the Melbourne Press Club will host a global forum over lunch with four leading researchers who have tracked the fate of redundant journalists in Brazil, South Africa, Finland and Indonesia.

Moderated by Lawrie Zion, the event will feature Sérgio Spagnuolo, who is founder and editor of the data-driven news agency Volt Data Lab in Brazil; Glenda Daniels, who is an associate professor of media studies at Witwatersrand University in South Africa; Ari Heinonen, who is a professor of journalism at the University of Tampere in Finland; and Samiaji Bintang, who is executive director of the Institute for Press and Development Studies in Jakarta.

This international panel has been brought to Australia for a New Beats symposium in Melbourne.

Date & Time
Wednesday 6 June 2018, 12:15 to 2:00pm

Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar
Level 1, Crown Metropol Hotel
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

$55 MPC members; $75 non-members; $40 students
Includes two courses and a drink
(All prices are GST inclusive)

RSVP by Monday 4 June 2018

Further booking details can be found here.

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