Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 2nd, 2009

Senator Conroy up for sale on eBay. Bids have exceeded $10k,000, for some reason. http://bit.ly/3CKP1p

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Nominations are now open for “Cnut of the Week”! http://bit.ly/1abHhz Nominations at the website please, and before 8.30pm AEDT.

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@JonoH I just don’t want to go back to Virgin on my Nokia N96. Too slow, unreliable. See, there’s you’re money’s worth. True, too.

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@Nickhodge I’ve naughtily held onto my lovely Telstra Next G link just for this event. Sorry, @JonoH! I am a Bad Boy.

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@Nickhodge Yes. Starts 6pm AEDT. “Quality Journalism: How to pay for it? Does it matter?” http://bit.ly/cpbPA Tweetage live, Crikey Friday.

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Wendy Bacon (UTS): Notes that students don’t unwrap the SMH any more but are still informed. Get “quality” from other sources.

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Hewson says when he became Opposition leader a newspaper editor told him they ran and agenda, and if he matched it, OK, if not, tough.

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Hewson: Google helps the lazy journalist, everyone can be an instant expert.

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John Hewson: Thinks business model of newspapers is failing, failed to keep pace with emerging technologies, product deteriorating.

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Reid claims that the last thing they’ll give up is good journalism. I want to LOL but it’s Radio National. They bite.

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Reid’s opening speech seems to be a talk-up of newspapers for the shareholders.

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Campbell Reid (News Ltd) says journalists seem keen to write their obituary. On way here could buy 30 newspapers. Vibrant business.

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Beecher notes that tabloids less vulnerable ‘cos have wider range of display adverts.

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Beecher: 60 to 70% chance over next few years, newspapers will stop funding public trust journalism. Calls for public funding.

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Beecher prefers “public trust” to “quality” journalism. It’s expensive! Hitorically done by ABC/SBS and newspapers Oz/SMH/Age/AFR.

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Crikey publisher Eric Beecher kicks off debate. “Public trust journalism” essential component of democracy, like parliaments and courts.

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Amazed that Telstra’s Next G can actually get reception inside this studio / concert hall. Zero bars, though, and an external antenna.

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Starting now: ABC Forum “Quality Journalism: How to pay for it? Does it Matter?” http://bit.ly/cpbPA Twittersnooze me if does not want.

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@barrysaunders I’m assuming that since this is also a recoding studio that we’re inside a Faraday cage.

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The ABC’s clocks don’t synchronise, apparently.

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@fang Yes, “journalism” has a future. You’re confusing the activity with the medium (e.g. newspapers).

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@franksting I’m not speaking at the ABC thing, unless I heckle. But will be writing it up for Crikey tomorrow.

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Also, nominations are open for “Cnut of the Week”! http://bit.ly/1abHhz Nominations at the website please, and before 8.30pm AEDT.

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I’ll be tagging things so you can filter them out, or use Twittersnooze to turn me off until 7.30pm Sydney time.

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ABC Forum “Quality Journalism: How to pay for it? Does it Matter?” starts in an hour. http://bit.ly/cpbPA I’ll be tweeting if I get 3G.

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RT @rod3000 RT @orzeszek: Why it’s legal to view prohibited content: http://bit.ly/4frktB

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ZDNet: Conroy’s iiNet comments ‘grossly improper’, says Senator Minchin. http://bit.ly/4iTOzJ Yeah, I said that too. http://bit.ly/e1rAN

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@IanKath We recorded ~35 mins, from memory. Weren’t involved with the edit, that was Eskimo Productions (MEL). Saw the result when you did.

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@IanKath Both @mpesce and I were very tired that day. I recall a point where we both sparked up. Watching, but not at that point yet.

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@zenmungo Will it encourage you to watch the video, even with pants, if I say it made me feel like Virginia Trioli? VERY like her?

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@wayneoau Perhaps tell @crikey_news, ‘cos I “just” write in Sydney whereas their office is in Melbourne. They never visit me. [sulks]

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@WarWraith All feedback on Crikey Conversations video appreciated. http://bit.ly/nTMbj @mpesce and I are too close to the subject to tell.

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@misswired @trib I do like the idea of “pastel black”. It’s more of a “hide-the-Kilkenny-stains peat” shade.

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At least I wore pants in this video.

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@trib I have two almost-black shirts for use on TV. I guess I’d better get some others. ;)

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@voirol I am in perfect synchronisation with the world.

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@voirol Yes, we scored an office overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge. I must find the guys and thank them. ;)

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@franksting I think @mpesce and I should be paid more often, whether we speak or indeed do other things on camera. We’re very special.

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@duncanriley The trick is telling us apart. I think I’m the one on the left. Our noses are interchangeable, though.

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Goodness. “Crikey Conversations” videos with… who? A @stilgherrian? And a @mpesce? http://bit.ly/nTMbj Goodness.

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Reminder: Nominations are now open for “Cnut of the Week”! http://bit.ly/1abHhz Nominations at the website please, and before 8.30pm AEDT.

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@elerimai I’m guessing your website ending in the domain .se (Sweden) is in Swedish. Just a guess. ;)

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@ericscheid Your question is excellent. I haven’t even thought about that issue. I’m out of touch with Crown patent issues. Very.

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@newsbee Broadway Shopping Centre is “suburban”? LOL! Yes, a whole kilometre from the CBD. You need to get out more. ;)

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@ericscheid Would the ending of Crown Copyright affect patents, though? Or is there talk of losing patents too?

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@BaldBrothers Good to see 891 ABC Adelaide on Twitter (and to see you chaps again). Shan’t follow, I’m not in ADL, but welcome!

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JustFreeBooks searches 550+ websites for public domain, open, free and ad-supported books. http://justfreebooks.info

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RT @MarkNewton: I gained 10 mistaken followers in 15 mins when @NewtonMark jousted with Sen Conroy over Internet filtering on SBS Insight.

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CSIRO defeats HP over royalties on Wi-Fi patents. http://bit.ly/csmJG (US patent 5487069 http://bit.ly/1Ngh2R.)

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@ApostrophePong So, you’re saying that me getting up in the morning is some sort of gruesome accident?

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Mobile. Enmore Rd / Newtown station / Town Hall station / SEKRIT CBD EYRIE for the afternoon.

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@ApostrophePong: “อุบัติ has a slightly negative meaning in Thai. Use โผล่ for emerge. It’s more funny.” Um, “Please explain.”

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Oh please, if you’re going to RT me, can you bloody well fix the obvious errors? It makes me look bad and you look lazy. ;)

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And @lolconroy has created Conroy Bingo! http://bit.ly/bKnmk Giggles all round.

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brown asks where there has been any change in demand for this journalism, and nice to know vs need to know.

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Anna Brown, PR: PR IS content production, we produce stories.

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Audience members says he gets most of his US journalism from Jon Stewart, a comedian. They’re doing the accounting!

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Reid says “me-too journalism” is the cancer. Wastes resources.

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Reid points out that the editor chooses whether to send journo to press conf with 27 others or gets them on investigations.

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Kohler says that happened in the 1980s, when journalism moved from a trade with an apprenticeship to a profession with less unions etc.

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Hewson calls for journalism to be more of a profession, like doctors or lawyers. Should there be a license?

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Discussion of balance between interns learning the craft and journalism only being a plaything for the rich.

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Kohler: Govt already funds the ABC and its website, which has journalism, so why should the government fund another site?

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Reid just called the French model as “another example of the wacky French”.

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Beecher says that kind of journalism takes a long time, is expensive, that’s what he fears will be lost as “public trust” journalism.

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Dougue quotes a writer who reckons journos have this heroic model of their craft which is wrong. It’s really quiet assembly of facts.

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Hewson: “PR is the home for failed journalists and journos who can’t get a job.” Spin is taking over, he says.

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Beecher says ratio of PR to journos 9:1 a few years ago probably 12:1 now and growing.

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Beecher: To me it’s like climate change. We need to take out the insurance policy to prevent the risk. (paraphrase)

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Bacon is indeed concerned that there is a threat to investigative journalism.

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Dougue says Beecher hasn’t persuaded other panellists that there’s something to worry about saving.

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Audience member from Online Forum notes that she knocks back 3 pitches a day which are really advertising or PR.

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Kohler finds FR subsidy of newspapers “incredible”. Wonders why people care about newspapers.

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Reid notes that US newspapers are moving to not-for-profit without anybody’s help. ;)

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Dougue notes that US has put a not-for-profit model for newspapers ont he table.

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Beecher mentions France recently massively increased govt funding of newspapers by another $800M.

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Beecher: A limited scope in Australia: smaller population, less culture of philanthropy.

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Audience member mentions Huffington Post’s new trust for funding investigative journalism. Could we have an Oz equivalent?

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Hewson reckons there won’t be many people who’ll fund journalism without wanting something in return, even if just recognition.

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Dougue mentions Maurie Schwartz, MEL property developer who funds The Monthly, “always interesting”.

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Reid: The ALR isn’t philanthropy for The Australian but BY The Australian. Doesn’t regard as the kind of journalism we’re discussing.

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Beecher: Best example is Australian Literary Review in The Australian, funded by Australia Council and Uni of Melbourne and offshoots.

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Audience member asks Beecher about public-funded public trust journalism: Who would fund this?

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Kohler points out that “good journalism” means something different for every person, e.g. Today Tonight can be good journalism

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Kohler: Anyone can be a journo, so no wonder the rates are dropping. You don’t NEED the degree.

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Bacon points to new distribution models. “If you’re doing a big story you twitter it in advance”.

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Reid says the age of the generalist journo hopping from story to story is over.

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Reid says, though, there will be fewer but more highly-paid journos. Will need to bring expertise to the party.

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Reid notes that they do have unpaid interns now, that the other year they paid $1 a word for arts supplement.

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Saville notes that 65c a word is less than what she pays the person to feed her cat.

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Margo Saville, freelance journo asks: In the future only rich people will be able to be journalists, ‘cos no money to be made.

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Beecher points out The Australian doesn’t make money but Murdoch holds it as an organ of influence.

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Beecher: Agrees that people are over-worrying. Though 3 largest papers are also 3 facing most trouble.

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Kohler says Eureka Report makes a profit. Business Spectator only 16mo old, still burning its cash.

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Dougue quotes Andrew Jaspan as saying newspapers would be profitable if they aimed at 10% to 15% ROI instead of 30%. Kohler agrees.

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Kohler: Journalism will be like wine or books. Lots of variety, boutique, most won’t make money.

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Kohler: The only way newspapers keep their ad rates so high is that they’re a cartel.

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Kohler: The only thing that’s not happening is investigations, because it’s so expensive, and online ads make little money.

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Kohler points out inefficiency of papers, size determined by ad sales etc. Internet IS by far the best way to deliver journalism.

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Alan Kohler: Agrees journalism is vibrant, but that newspapers ARE dying… and that’s a great thing. Newspapers hold journalism back.

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Bacon plugs the new models in Australia (New Matilda, Crikey, Online Opinion), need to separate journalism from newspapers.

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Bacon: Plugs “Pro Publica” (US site) as an excellent example.

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Bacon: “I’ve always thought that the Internet is the natural medium for investigative journalism: the story never stops”.

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Bacon: Australia has always had too narrow a range of outlets, too much media concentration.

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Fri plan: Write for Crikey; write 2 quotes; client meeting; 1600 Uni of Syd lecture re Filterz http://bit.ly/zbtp; 1800 chiro; art gallery.

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OK, I’m now revising my Friday plan now that the podcast recording has just been completed.

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Fri plan: Kill them. Kill them all.

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@mpesce I think the main problem with the video you posted this week is that there’s this strange man in it.

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Dealing with a client who’s been sent a serious complaint about spamming. They may well be in the wrong. Not in the mood for this today.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Sorry, it’s something about French. The language, nation, the entire culture is predisposed to that sort of wankery.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Pour supprimer la douleur, de supprimer la vitalité.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Est-ce que la douleur ont un sens véritable? En effet, toute vie est la douleur, n’est-ce pas?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. La nuit a été trop bref. Il ya la douleur. Et pas dans le bon sens. Et vous?

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Emerges. อุบัติ .

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Should anyone care to see “Stilgherrian Live” episode 42 without the live chat bit, it’s at http://bit.ly/n7J9s

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Plinkies on. If you want my attention, well, I’m doing “Stilgherrian Live” over at http://stilgherrian.com/… … off you go, Possums!

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@Zombie_Plan Yes, all the episodes of “Stilgherrian Live” are archived on Ustream, linked from the program page on my website.

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45 minutes until “Stilgherrian Live” at http://stilgherrian.com/… Plinkies start 9.20pm AEST, program at 9.30pm. You have been warned.

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Only 50 min to nominate “Cnut of the Week”. http://bit.ly/1abHhz MUST nominate at website to count. “Stilgherrian Live” is at 9.30pm AEDT.

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OK, folks, it’s over. This will be on ABC Radio National on Saturday 11/4.http://bit.ly/cpbPA

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Beecher: Fears that one crucial component of democracy will be diminished.

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Reid: Newspapers altered by financial forces, look and feel different. Best newspapers will have public trust journalism at their core.

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Kohler: There’ll be a few newspapers left so people of his vintage have crosswords to do, but journalism will flourish online.

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Hewson: Public trust journalism will increase as blogs will take on that role, and accountability in journalism will become iponrtant.

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Bacon: Something about university funding that I didn’t catch.

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Dougue asks panel to sum up by answering where this question will be in 5 years time.

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UTS student asks whether if govt funds online news then if they also have broadband subsidised, since not everyone has it.

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