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Julie Posetti

Fairfax Media/University of Wollongong
Head of Digital Editorial Capability/Journalism Research Fellow

Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. Posetti is the author of a the major global UNESCO study, Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age published in 2017. She currently heads up Digital Editorial Capability at Fairfax Media where she has led podcast experimentation in the metropolitan newsrooms and co-produced the acclaimed investigative podcast Phoebe's Fall for The Age. A former editor, presenter and reporter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Posetti was based in Paris as Research Fellow and Editor with the World Editors Forum and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers in 2014/2015. Previously an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Journalism at two Australian universities, she is currently a Journalism Fellow at the University of Wollongong. Posetti has consulted widely to media organisations on the digital transformation of journalism, and delivered extensive social media training. Her primary research interests are source protection and freedom of expression, social journalism, reporting on Muslims post-September 11, and media and gender. Follow her on Twitter: @JuliePosetti