The media landscape is changing rapidly. Newspapers are under increasing financial pressure. The old paradigms for journalism are under threat and in the middle of this media revolution, no-one can say what the future of journalism looks like.
Date: 27th October 2010, 6pm
Location: GM-15, Melbourne Law School
Media companies are desperately looking for new and viable ways to distribute their content - via the internet, the iPad, and a host of mobile devices. What will these changes mean for journalism?
Annabel Crabb, one of Australia's best known journalists, has made the move from print to digital media. She is an example of the 'new' journalist, able to deliver her unique take on national politics across a range of different platforms. She is well placed to discuss the future of journalism in this new and ever-changing media landscape because she is at the cutting edge of these changes. This will be a thought-provoking lecture, not to mention entertaining in Ms Crabb's inimitable and distinct way.
The A.N. Smith Lecture in Journalism commemorates Arthur Norman Smith, a leading political journalist. Over its 70-year-history the lecture has attracted a series of distinguished speakers and is regarded as the most prestigious lecture on journalism in Australia. Among previous speakers are Rupert Murdoch, Bob Hawke, Michelle Grattan, Peter Beattie, Jon Faine, Maxine McKew, Michael Gawenda and Mark Scott.