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Program updates for Friday: 
- Sydney Morning Herald’s innovation editor, Stephen Hutcheon, is replacing Conal Hanna on the Tiny screen, big disruption: Mobile-first strategies, and Amy O’Leary will not be appearing.
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Friday, November 13 • 11:30 - 12:25
Election stories: Are we getting the politics we deserve?
Politicians and their advisers are savvier than ever when it comes to crafting an image, a voice, and a campaign. They’re using social media to sidestep journos and engage directly with voters – and voters and advocates are engaging right back in a way once reserved for lobbyists. It’s all rich pickings for journalists to construct their own narratives from. So why do so many believe the system is broken?

Moderators
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Laurie Oakes

Political editor; Walkley trustee, Nine Network
@LaurieOakes | | Laurie Oakes is one of Australia’s foremost political commentators with a distinguished career in journalism that spans more than 50 years. His incisive political commentary and news-breaking ability has earned him the respect of peers and politicians alike. Renowned for h... Read More →

Speakers
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Eamonn Fitzpatrick

Former adviser to Rudd & Gillard; Director, Hawker Britton
@EamonnFitz | | Eamonn has worked in the Australian media for the past 25 years, as a journalist and as an adviser. A former Sydney Morning Herald reporter, he made the switch to politics more than a decade ago and has worked with numerous Labor leaders. He was the senior press secretary to Prim... Read More →
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Samantha Maiden

National political editor, News Corp. Sundays
@samanthamaiden | | Samantha Maiden is national political editor for News Corp Sundays, publications including the Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Herald Sun, Sunday Mail (Qld & SA), Sunday Times, Sunday Tasmanian. Adelaide born, Samantha has been a journalist since 1994. She is a former political corresp... Read More →
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George Megalogenis

Author & journalist, Freelancer
@GMegalogenis | | George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades’ experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for non-fiction, and formed the basis for the ABC documentary series... Read More →
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Julian Morrow

Journalist & comedian, The Chaser
@julesmorrow | Julian Morrow is a co-founder of The Chaser, a satirical media empire which rivals Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in all fields except power, influence, popularity and profitability. He now works as part of the Chaser creative team and, for his sins, its Managing Director, as well... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 11:30 - 12:25
The Big Screen (Cinema 1) The Chauvel, 249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021