SALON 4 / Michael Bachelard: Media culture, culture war

The media is not in great shape. The recent Fairfax cuts highlighted the growing distance between public interest and executive profit, and now the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Public Interest Journalism has set its terms of reference very broadly, covering fake news, propaganda and click-bait, as well as future governance and business models for media companies. What next for Australia’s media? What might the collapse of traditional media models trigger? And how will that impact on Australian society and culture?

Michael Bachelard in conversation with Esther Anatolitis
4:00-6:00pm Sunday 28 May 2017
Neapoli Wine Bar, 30 Russell Place Melbourne

Michael Bachelard has been a journalist for 25 years and is the recently returned Indonesia correspondent for Fairfax Media – the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Before his stint in Indonesia, Michael worked in the press gallery in Canberra, and then in Melbourne for the Australian, before joining the Age in 2006. Since returning, he has taken up the role of editor of the investigations unit at the Age. He has written two books – The Great Land Grab and Behind The Exclusive Brethren – and has won a number of journalistic awards, including a Walkley Award and a Quill award.

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