Festival Program


Journalism: Heartbreak and Resolve

Sat 31 Aug, 5.30pm
SLV, Village Roadshow Theatrette

As the President of the free world wages war on the media and the term ‘fake news’ is weaponised, how do those working in journalism stand their ground, especially in the face of crumbling print empires and the rise of citizen journalism on the internet? The Saturday Paper‘s Erik Jensen, The Guardian‘s Jack Latimore, author Ginger Gorman and Crikey’s Bhakthi Puvanenthiran speak about professional heartbreaks and the resolve required to move forward.

Supported by Crikey


1 hour

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Session Artists

Ginger Gorman is a fearless and multi award-winning social justice journalist. She has an innate ability to connect and communicate with some of the most interesting and marginalised people in our community. Ginger works hard to translate those untold stories into powerful journalism and is author of the best-selling book Troll Hunting.

Erik Jensen is the founding editor of The Saturday Paper. His first book, Acute Misfortune, won the Nib Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and the Walkley Book Award. The film based on it, which he co-wrote, won the Critics' Prize at MIFF.

Jack Latimore is a columnist with Guardian Australia and a Senior Editor for NITV News Online. He is a former daily editor of IndigenousX.

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is Managing Editor of Crikey covering politics and media. Previously Bhakthi was a journalist and editor at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald covering arts, entertainment and business. She co-hosted the podcast Hard Bargain and is a regular media commentator.

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