New programmes focus research on key topics

Jan 26, 2022 at 02:08 pm by admin

A study of the impact of Australia’s news media bargaining code will be a first task for Bill Grueskin, newly-appointed international journalist-in-residence at the Judith Neilson Institute.

As the first in the post named for Alan Moorehead, he will be in Australia from early February to mid-March, working at JNI’s Chippendale headquarters.

A professor of professional practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York, Grueskin (pictured) has held senior editorial roles including executive editor at Bloomberg, helping bring the benefits of digital platforms to global news staff, and as deputy managing editor of the Wall Street Journal.

City editor of the Miami Herald, he was also founding editor of a newspaper on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation.

Apart from research into the bargaining code a year on from implementation, he will also share training and development programmes from Columbia with journalists and educators, and learn what he can take home of Australian techniques.

In another Journalist-in-Residence programme – named for inaugural Gold Walkley winner and WA journalist Catherine Martin – journalist, director and Illuminate Films founder Yaara Bou Melhem and IndigenousX journalist James Saunders are working on individual projects as well as taking part in the institute’s activities and events. Saunders is focussing on helping other young indigenous journalists and content creators to use social media more effectively and will conduct a series of workshops for young participants. Bou Melhem is working on a documentary mapping the tens of thousands of inactive mines in Australia, highlighting the environmental and financial impact of these sites.


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