Australian stories – culture, identity and the importance of our cultural industries

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david anderson - Managing Director, ABC ABC Managing Director David Anderson will speak about the role of the ABC not only as a trusted source of valued news, information and entertainment but also the importance of supporting Australian stories across the creative industries.

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Date:
Monday 15 March 2021 05:00 pm until Monday 15 March 2021 06:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
University Events - Lauren Elliott
events@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Ideas & Society Program
Type of Event:
Alumni; Community Event; Public Lecture
Cost:
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ABC Managing Director David Anderson will speak about the role of the ABC not only as a trusted source of valued news, information and entertainment but also the importance of supporting Australian stories across the creative industries.

Guest speaker:

David Anderson

ABC Managing Director David Anderson’s career in the broadcast television and media industry spans more than 30 years.
A leader in television production who has been responsible for commissioning successful programs across all genres as well as overseeing the corporation’s digital transformation, he joined the ABC in 1989.

A succession of high-level positions has ensured his familiarity with every aspect of the ABC. David has played a pivotal role in leading its transition from a broadcaster into a modern digital media organisation, providing trusted on-demand content for the changing needs and expectations of audiences.

As Director of Strategy & Planning, David worked to find significant efficiencies and focus more of the ABC’s expenditure on content, products and services for audiences. During his tenure as Director of Digital Network, he led the organisation’s transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and investing in creating personalised and connected digital services.

Immediately before his appointment to his current role, David held the position of Director Entertainment & Specialist. This broad portfolio spans the ABC’s broadcast television networks, including on-demand products and services and all associated websites and apps, along with all ABC radio music networks, podcasts and specialist radio content.

David has been the ABC’s Managing Director since May 2019.

Host:

Associate Professor Andrea Carson

Dr Carson is a political scientist and Associate Professor of journalism. Her research examines the intersection between politics and the media, with special interests in investigative journalism, the media's role in democracies, and political communication.

She has researched attitudes to COVID-19 lockdown measures in Australia and the USA; and just completed a major Facebook industry report on online misinformation regulation entitled Fighting Fake News.

Professor John Dewar AO

Introduction:

Professor John Dewar AO

Professor John Dewar AO has been Vice-Chancellor and President of La Trobe University since January 2012.

Professor Dewar is an internationally-known family law researcher. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford and taught at the Universities of Lancaster and Warwick.

Professor Dewar held leadership positions at Griffith University and the University of Melbourne before joining La Trobe. He is Deputy Chair of Universities Australia and holds a number of directorships and honorary appointments.

In 2020 Professor Dewar was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to education, and to professional organisations.

Program Organiser:

Robert Manne


Robert Manne is an Emeritus Professor of Politics, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Convenor of the Ideas and Society Program at La Trobe University.

He is the author or editor of twenty-seven books, including The Petrov Affair: Politics and Espionage; The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust; In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right; Left, Right, Left: Political Essays 1977-2005; Making Trouble; Cypherpunk Revolutionary-On Julian Assange; The Mind of the Islamic State; and most recently On Borrowed Time. Manne was editor of Quadrant between 1990 and 1997 and has been chair of the boards of both The Australian Book Review and The Monthly.

He has been a regular public affairs columnist for several Australian newspapers and magazines since the mid-1980s and a frequent commentator on ABC radio and television. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

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