Politicians and journalists: adversaries or bedfellows?

27 July 2009

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This public media discussion will feature:

– Alan Kohler, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Eureka Report and Business Spectator;

George Megalogenis, a senior journalist with The Australian newspaper;

– Leigh Sales, host of Lateline on ABC1; and

– Paul Kelly, the editor-at-large of The Australian.

Chairing the discussion will be Michael Gawenda, a former editor of The Age and now the director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advanced Journalism.

The journalists will consider the relationship between politics and the media in a public panel discussion, which is a follow-up to the Centre for Advanced Journalim’s major public lecture to be delivered by former Prime Minister John Howard on August 4.

The panel will offer a response to Mr Howard’s lecture from the perspective of some of Australia’s most respected journalists, who will reflect on the complex relationship between politics and the media and their own experiences as working reporters and editors.

The panel will take place on Tuesday 11 August, 6.00pm at the University of Melbourne’s J.H Michell Theatre in the Richard Berry Building, in Parkville.

Admission is free, however bookings are required.

To book, please e-mail Arts-RSVP@unimelb.edu.au.

For further enquiries visit www.caj.unimelb.edu.au.