The game changer?

2 September 2016

Written by: Erdem Koc

La Trobe University is holding a public event looking at the role of social media in this year's federal election.

La Trobe University’s Media and Communications program, in conjunction with the Alumni and Advancement Office, is holding a public seminar titled: “The game changer: was social media an election battleground in #ausvotes?”

The event will feature keynote speaker Mark Di Stefano, the political editor of Buzzfeed Australia, whose new book, What a Time to be Alive, is a diary of the 2016 federal election campaign.

Mark will be joined by La Trobe University alumnus Tom Cowie, a crime reporter for The Age, as well as Jess Gregory, a policy and communications officer at Domestic Violence Victoria.

The event will be held at the Village Roadshow Theatrette at the State Library of Victoria.

To register, click here. If you’re a current student and wish to attend, please e-mail Erdem Koç on