Friends or Foes

Bendigo Writers Festival

Event Date: 
15 May 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Julia Banks, Emma Shortis, Annika Smethurst, host Andrea Carson

Confusing? Contentious? Shocking? Or is it just predictable and no big deal? During the past few years the relationship between government and the media has changed, as the shift from print to online intensifies both public scrutiny and also mistrust. In an era of leaks and fake news as well as an ever-increasing reliance on cliché, how can journalism respond to politics? Andrea Carson talks to Julia Banks, Emma Shortis and Annika Smethurst about whether, when it comes to politics, it’s time to say farewell to the notion of objective reporting.

Tickets $20 full / $16 concession or multi-buy.


Sunday, 15 May 2022, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm

Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, VIC, 3550 Australia