A Companion to the Australian Media is the first comprehensive and authoritative study of Australia’s press, broadcasting and new media sectors. This is a very a timely publication given the restructures and fractures within traditional media and the emergence and challenges of new communication technologies.
The Companion's 500 entries explore the history of newspapers since the launch of Sydney's first paper in 1803, and cover magazines, radio and television, along with the emergence of the internet and the rapid development of ‘new media’.
Join Companion editor Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley of Macquarie University and a panel of experts chosen from the 300 leading industry figures and academics who contributed to this essential guide as they discuss the Australian media industry's past, present and future.
Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley is the director of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Her books include Sir Frank Packer: A Biography (2000, 2014) and Changing Stations: The Story of Australian Commercial Radio. Bridget is the editor of A Companion to the Australian Media, published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in September.
Gerald Stone is widely known as the founding executive producer of Nine Network’s top-rating 60 minutes and in that capacity is credited with changing the face of Australian TV journalism. Before that he was one of the original reporters on the ABC’s ground-breaking This Day Tonight and has also served as editor-in-chief of The Bulletin Magazine. He has also been a deputy chairman of SBS.
Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith REVIEW, a professor at Griffith University and chair of the Australian Film Television and Radio School. She is a highly regarded public intellectual and an active participant as an invited key note speaker and participants in public discussions of matters relating to culture, media, creative industries and public life. Julianne was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her service to the community as a journalist, writer, editor and academic. This event is free, but registration is essential. Please join us after the discussion for drinks and networking.