Five of the six outstanding documentaries longlisted for the 2017 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be screened at the State Library of NSW in Sydney, giving the public a free viewing of the finest work in the field over the past year.
In the digital age newsrooms are experimenting to capture readers’ attention. So what’s next in storytelling, and how are different organisations faring with the growth of interactive content? Our panel talk user experience and information curation.
Dana Milbank and Anne Davies will discuss what it’s like reporting in Trump’s America, and why it seems trust in journalism has been eroded. How can we work to rebuild that trust, and engage with people who feel like the media is not for them?
In the era of fake news and 24/7 media it’s more important than ever to ensure kids develop a critical media literacy. So how do we help young people wade through a saturation of stories, while also trying to protect them from harmful messages?
In a special discussion as the Walkleys and MEAA campaign for press freedom, our panel discuss the dangers of dismissing dissent as “fake news”, the contempt, disrespect and attacks on journalists spreading like a virus. They’ll also talk about pressing legal issues in Australia.
What are the challenges for those telling the stories of this complex region of our world, and how is new media changing the way we understand the Middle East. Join us for a fascinating discussion with a panel of journalists and the former director general of Al Jazeera, current president of the Al Sharq Forum, Wadah Khanfar.
Six outstanding documentaries longlisted for the 2016 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be screened at the State Library of NSW in Sydney in October, giving the public a free viewing of the finest work in the field over the past year.