The Future of Media – How news is changing and what it means for SA

The Future of Media – How news is changing and what it means for SA

PRIA SA is pleased to partner with Open State to bring you this important panel event on Friday 29 September.

We're in a world of shrinking newsrooms, #fakenews and fact checking. Branded content and Insta-influencers. What's real and what's not? Who will tell South Australian stories into the future? Do we care?

Journalists are under pressure to do more with less. Technology enables us to access 'free' and easy news but are you willing to pay for good journalism? Before you click Share on your smartphone, do you examine the truth and motivations behind the story you're sharing?

Join us to hear from a panel of media commentators who are living and pondering these important questions every day.



Our special guest speakers include:

Aaron Guiterman is Head of Digital Public Affairs for Edelman, based in Washington. His career spans consumer advertising, strategic planning and brand advocacy. Aaron is an early pioneer of behavioural micro-targeting – the practice of employing disparate custom and syndicated research to inform highly sophisticated audience insights and creative strategies.


Dr Collette Snowden is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia. She previously worked as a journalist, media advisor, public relations practitioner, and as a consultant and researcher in the mobile communications and information technology sector. Her academic research is focused on the uses and effects of new technology on the media and public communication.

Bension Siebert is a journalist with Adelaide independent online news publication InDaily, covering city affairs, politics, health and transport. He is a two-time winner of the Max Fatchen Award for Best Young Journalist, in 2016 and 2017. He studied at the University of South Australia and has previously worked in television news production at the ABC.


Terry Plane, currently a media consultant, for many years Terry managed television newsrooms, at Channels 10 and 7 in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, before becoming network director of News & Current Affairs for the 7 Network. There followed seven years as Adelaide bureau chief for the Australian, then another 12 years as news director at Channel 7.


Alina Eacott is a reporter and presenter at the ABC. She joined in the ABC in 2009 first as a regional reporter, before moving to the Adelaide newsroom. Alina works as an online, radio and television reporter, as well as often presenting radio bulletins and the 7pm TV News.


MC: Michelle Prak is a PR consultant, President of the SA branch of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, and PR teacher at the University of South Australia.



Event Details

When: Friday, 29 September 2017
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Basil Hetzel Lecture Theatre
University of South Australia, City East Campus (Entry off Frome Road)
Costs: PRIA Members - $19 | Non-members - $29
CPD Points: 3
Your ticket price includes delicious wines, drinks & nibbles


With thanks to our venue partner:

University of South Australia – School of Communication, International Relations and Languages

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Registrations Open: 17th Aug 17 9:00 AM
Registrations Close: 28th Sep 17 5:00 PM
Price: AU $ 29 (Inc. GST)
Places Available: 70

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