Press freedom in the digital era

I sub-edited Journ­alism in Troubled Times for the IFJ a few years ago. It’s a sad fact that journ­alism is not a safe career choice in many coun­tries and that people who cover war zones and other areas also put them­selves at risk (I believe that this...

International TIME zones

Yes, that’s the ter­ribly tacky name for the next ses­sion where Michael Elliot, Inter­na­tional Editor and Deputy Man­aging Editor of TIME magazine is talking to us about all the TIME branded products. Finally, someone’s talking about magazines. Bite-sized, just...

Digital natives

Inter­est­ingly, the ses­sion this morning on “digital nat­ives”, the people who are already embra­cing the future, fea­tures three women. Cin­namon Pol­lard – woman behind thevine​.com​.au for Fairfax to try and get younger people online; Rebekah Horne – gen­eral...

Will media survive? In what way?

The luminaries of the Aus­tralian media scene swan in and out of the con­fer­ence. Eric Beecher, youngest editor of the SMH ever then founder of Text Media (and hence once my ex-big boss) and now of course owner of Crikey; Mike van Niekerk, online chief at Fairfax...

Liveblogging from the FOJ conference

Jay Rosen this morning used a fas­cin­ating meta­phor for the situ­ation of journ­alist in the new media world: we are migrants crossing the sea to a new land, some scared to leave, some excited, all ima­gining what the new world will be like without having...