Open State Panel on Future News

29 September 2017


Basil Hetzel lecture theatre
University of South Australia City East campus
Entry off Frome Road, Adelaide

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Tickets: $19 for PRIA members; $29 for non-members
Your ticket price includes delicious wines, drinks & nibbles

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The Future of Media – How news is changing and what it means for SA

We're in a world of shrinking newsrooms. #fakenews and fact checking. Branded content and Insta-influencers. What's real and what's not? Who will tell South Australian stories into the future? Do we care?

Journalists are under pressure to do more with less. Technology enables us to access 'free' and easy news but are you willing to pay for good journalism? Before you click Share on your smartphone, do you examine the truth and motivations behind the story you're sharing?

PRIA SA is excited to bring you this media and PR panel as part of Open State 2017. Hear the following outstanding speakers, with PRIA SA President Michelle Prak as your MC:

Aaron Guiterman, Head of Digital Public Affairs for Edelman, based in Washington. With a career spanning consumer advertising, strategic planning and brand advocacy, Aaron is an early pioneer of behavioural micro-targeting.

Alina Eacott is a reporter and presenter at the ABC. She joined in the ABC in 2009 first as a regional reporter, before moving to the Adelaide newsroom. Alina works as an online, radio and television reporter, as well as often presenting radio bulletins and the 7pm TV News.

Bension Siebert, journalist with Adelaide independent online news publication InDaily and a two-time winner of the Max Fatchen Award for Best Young Journalist (2016 and 2017).

Dr Collette Snowden, Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia. A former journalist, media advisor, public relations practitioner, Collette’s academic research is focused on the uses and effects of new technology on the media and public communication.

Terry Plane, currently a media consultant, for many years Terry managed television newsrooms, at Channels 10 and 7 in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, before becoming network director of News & Current Affairs for the 7 Network. There followed seven years as Adelaide bureau chief for the Australian, then another 12 years as news director at Channel 7.

This is an unmissable event on your PR calendar!


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