Walkley Media Talk: The legal landscape for journalism


Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 6pm to 7pm


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Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor

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Walkley Media Talk: The legal landscape for journalism


“Digital disruption and open platforms have seen an unprecedented scale and speed of reporting, more frequent online and social media updates, the widespread use of video and data, and radically different newsroom structures. At the same time, the economics of news gathering and distribution have completely altered. Yet the legal framework within which journalism functions remains unchanged. It has become an anachronism that is a choke on open reporting and commentary.”

So wrote Richard Ackland for the Walkley Journalism Explored essay series. Join Richard and our panel for a conversation about the legal landscape for journalism in Australia. From defamation to state security – how does the law affect journalists’ ability to expose the truth?


- Richard Ackland, editor, Justinian / legal affairs editor, The Saturday Paper

- Kate Haddock, partner, Banki Haddock Fiora

- Moderator: Marcus Strom, MEAA / Sydney Uni


Richard Ackland’s reporting was supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund through the Walkley Journalism Explored Essay Series.

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