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Wednesday, August 30 • 16:15 - 16:45
Media in full color: Reflecting the real community

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The faces and voices in our news are still catching up to the diversity of the community they’re supposed to reflect. What can all of us be doing to make media more representative and fair?

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Moderators
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Michele Fonseca

Head of Community Engagement, ABC
Michele is the ABC’s Head of Community Engagement, responsible for leading the ABC’s key initiatives around community engagement as well as diversity and inclusion. Prior to that, Michele was the Head of Strategy and Staff Development for ABC News. In that role, she led strategic planning for ABC News and helped drive the ongoing transition from a broadcast to digital media environment. Michele established a Diversity Working Group within ABC News, with the aim of making the operation more reflective of... Read More →

Speakers
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Allan Clarke

Investigative Journalist, NITV
Growing up in the small town of Bourke in western New South Wales, Muruwari man Allan Clarke became fascinated with the media at a very early age. Watching negative reports on his hometown and the local Aboriginal community through mainstream media, he found it hard to reconcile his perception of his community against the way it was being portrayed. Allan has worked in television and online for several media outlets, including, the ABC, SBS and BuzzFeed and is currently an investigative journalist with NITV and the host of... Read More →
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Isabel Lo

Founder, Media Diversity Australia
Isabel Lo is a freelance journalist and the founder of Media Diversity Australia, based in Sydney. Prior to this she was a senior editor at Mamamia, and produced at the ABC for shows including Hack Live, The Drum, Afternoon Live, Lateline Business and News Breakfast. Further abroad she worked for CNN International in London covering notable events including Grexit, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and labour strikes in Asia. As part of the fledgling team that launched ABC News 24 she has worked in almost every position in the newsroom as a show runner, planner, presenter, autocue operator, supervising producer and tea room lady. Born in Australia, she spent her most formative years growing up in Vanuatu, educated by French and British... Read More →
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Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 16:15 - 16:45
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010