Can Journalists Look at Possibilities Not Problems?

I know it is late notice, but this great event from the Emerging Leaders for Social Change is running tonight at Fairfax Media in Sydney’s Pyrmont. It features three great speakers – and will be asking the question “can journalists look at possibilities, not problems?”:

  • JAKE LYNCH – Associate Professor Jake Lynch, PhD (City University, London) is Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney, an Executive Member of the Sydney Peace Foundation and newly elected Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association. He’s spent the past 13 years researching, developing, teaching and training in peace journalism – and practising it, as an experienced international reporter in television and newspapers.
  • BRONWEN CLUNE is a well-known media commentator and writer on the future of media and journalism. She was originally a print journalist at The West Australian, but founded her own citizen-journalism site in 2006, one of the earliest Australian experiments in online news. The site won a number of awards including international recognition through a Webby honouree for innovation in journalism. She is now a consultant to web start-ups & media on developing business models for online. She is also on the Board of the
    Public Interest Journalism Foundation.
  • NICK FAIRFAX is the Managing Director of Marinya Media Pty Ltd, which is the largest shareholder in Fairfax Media Ltd which is Australia’s largest listed media company with newspaper, magazine, internet sites and radio stations in Australia, NZ and the US. Under Nick’s direction Marinya has made recent
    investments in the K-12 Education sector and is now the largest performing arts educator in the country. Nick is also a director of Vincent Fairfax Family
    Foundation, Tickets Holdings Pty Ltd, is Chairman of Elaine Education Pty Ltd and is a member of the UTS Faculty of Business Executive Council.

It promises to be a great event, but numbers are limited to 60.

Date: Wednesday 25 August 2010
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Place: Fairfax Media Ltd, Ground Floor, 1 Darling Island Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009
RSVP: info.elsc [at]