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Pandemedia: The Future of Journalism, post-COVID


Rachel Mealey + Dr Norman Swan + Gavin Fang + Max Futcher + Tracey Kirkland

Auditorium 2, slq

Main Festival

BWF103

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Rachel Mealey

Rachel Mealey

Rachel Mealey is a Walkley-nominated ABC journalist and presenter with over 25 years experience. She can be heard on the ABC’s national current affairs programs AM, PM and The World Today and she’s also a regular presenter on ABC Brisbane. Rachel has reported from overseas as the ABC’s Tokyo Correspondent and was previously the ABC’s Sydney Court Reporter. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic she reported on the developing story each day and provided in-depth analysis for the audience. Her work across the broader ABC network brought her into contact with many of the journalists and experts covering the pandemic both locally and across the globe.

Dr Norman Swan

Dr Norman Swan

Dr Norman Swan founded RN’s Health Report and during the COVID-19 pandemic, has co-hosted Coronacast, a podcast on the coronavirus. Norman is also a reporter and commentator on the ABC’s 7.30, Midday, News Breakfast and Four Corners and a guest host on RN Breakfast. He is a past winner of the Gold Walkley and has won other Walkleys including one with his Coronacast colleagues in 2020. He created Invisible Enemies, on pandemics and civilisation for Channel 4 UK and SBS which was subsequently broadcast in 27 countries.
 

Norman has been awarded the medal of the Australian Academy of Science, an honorary MD from the University of Sydney and in October 2022 a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. During COVID he wrote two books. So You Think You Know What’s Good For You (Hachette) is a best seller and was released in the UK. His latest book So You Want To Live Younger Longer has also been on the best seller list. Norman trained in medicine and paediatrics in Aberdeen, London and Sydney before joining the ABC.

Gavin Fang

Gavin Fang

Gavin Fang is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Deputy News Director and Head of the National and International reporting teams. He’s also the ABC’s News Diversity lead. Gavin has 25 years experience in print and broadcast journalism with most of the past decade in a senior leadership role. He’s a former Indonesia correspondent and video journalist for the ABC’s Australia Network News.

Max Futcher

Max Futcher

Max Futcher is a news presenter for 7 News in Queensland. He has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years, reporting on major stories across Australia, and around the world. 

Tracey Kirkland

Tracey Kirkland

Tracey Kirkland is a career news journalist, working in broadcast and print for more than 30 years, 25 of those at the ABC. She is currently the Continuous News Editor at ABC News Channel. Before that, she was the ABC's Senior Newsgathering Editor and has been a presenter, reporter or producer for all of the ABC's flagship news programs. Tracey is the co-editor of Pandemedia: How COVID changed Journalism. 



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