Politics

Future of Journalism

Posted on: Wed 24 May 2017

With the recent job cuts and strikes at Fairfax Media, there’s now a spotlight on the future of journalism and the role it plays in our society.

on 17 May, the Senate heard an inquiry into the future of public interest journalism and Michael West was at the stand.

With over 20 years of experience under his belt as a journalist, stockbroker, editor and finance commentator, Michael became one of many to be made redundant by the Fairfax Media cuts over the last few years.

He said, “these days you almost need to be a doctor to become a journalist…there are no paying jobs.”

He now runs his own independent journalism site and is an Associate Professor with Sydney Democracy Network at the University of Sydney and he joined us for a chat about the inquiry and the future of the field. 

Produced by Zoe Walker

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