NGO media forum: Stories that matter in a changing media landscape
Registrations are now open for the 2012 NGO Media Forum brought to you this year by ACOSS and the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism at UTS. Opening speaker is Wendy Bacon, UTS Professor of Journalism and ACIJ Researcher.
Join Walkley award winners ABC reporters Sarah Ferguson, Suzanne Smith and Trent Dalton (Courier Mail), Sydney Morning Herald's Adele Horin, The Punch Editor David Penberthy - co hosted by Wendy Bacon and Tom Morton from the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.
Building on from last year's inaugural forum, this year's forum will extend the opportunities to share ideas and strategies with a whole day event on Wednesday 28th March 2012.
The title of this year's forum - Stories that matter in a changing media landscape - has been chosen to reflect the central focus of Australia's vital third sector, learning to adapt to a new media environment as it tries to get stories told and find new ways to tell its own narratives.
It brings together working journalists from mainstream and new media outlets in Australia, with professionals from the wider community sector, and government officials – to dissect how they are each adapting to this changing landscape. We explore the new tools and spaces opening up with the internet and social media, and ponder the pitfalls and opportunities for the journalistic profession and the community sector.