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Democracy and Journalism

Clunes Booktown Festival

Event Date: 24 March 2024 11:45 AM to 24 March 2024 12:45 PM
Event Venue: Clunes Booktown

When truth-telling and impartiality face off, where is the journalist placed? Denis Muller, who’s spent years exploring the question of media ethics, ruminates on how crucial a decent mass media is to any concept of democracy, with Nicole Chvastek as his interlocutor. Denis Muller is Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne and author of Journalism and the Future of Democracy (2021) and Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age (2014). He is a former Assistant Editor (Investigations) of The Sydney Morning Herald and Associate Editor of The Age. Broadcast journalist Nicole Chvastek dives into breaking news and wrangles hot button debates for 94.7 Pulse FM and previously for ABC Radio.  Hers is a well-known voice across regional Victoria, having started her journalism career in television before moving to radio to produce the Jon Faine Mornings show on 774.

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