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ERIC BEECHER, CRIKEY.COM.AU: THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM IN A NEW MEDIA AGE
The Media and Communications Department at University of Sydney invites you to join Eric Beecher, the publisher of crikey.com.au to discuss the business of journalism in a new media age.
â€œTraditional funding for important journalism is drying up,â€ Eric Beecher observes. â€œThe digital revolution that has democratised media and torn down the barriers to entry has also undermined the traditional old media business models that have subsidised quality journalism for the past century. Which creates a paradox and a dilemma: who will pay for the journalism that is integral to a properly functioning democracy?â€
After working at the Age, Melbourne, and the Sunday Times and the Observer, London, Eric Beecher joined the Washington Post. Aged 33, he became the youngest ever editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and was also editor in chief of the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group. Today he publishes Crikey.com and has been the founding shareholder and chairman of SmartCompany.com.au; The Eureka Report.com.au and BusinessSpectator.com.au. In 2007, he was awarded the Walkley Award for Journalistic leadership
WHEN: FRIDAY 27TH AUGUST, 5 â€“ 7 pm, WHERE: WOOLLEY COMMON ROOM, WOOLLEY BUILDING, USYD. RSVP: Adriana.Hernandez@sydney.edu.au for refreshments catering