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Who Decides What News Is Worthy?

Fri 9 Sep, 4.30pm

In the face of urgent crises – be it the climate collapse, deaths of First Nations peoples in custody, or sexual abuse in the highest halls of power – newsrooms are tasked with making crucial decisions about what to report and how. But what values underpin news coverage today? Do media outlets really serve the public interest or are there more commercial motives at heart? And how do newsrooms report responsibly without overwhelming readers? ABC Indigenous Affairs Editor Bridget Brennan, journalist Sarah Malik (Desi Girl), Guardian Australia‘s political reporter Amy Remeikis (The Reckoning) and political writer Jeff Sparrow (Crimes Against Nature) consider the duties of our newsrooms, with Sophie Black.

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