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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - Tuesday, 20 November 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane
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Mrs Mary Brown
3346 4289
Org. Unit:
Alumni and Community Relations

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Faith in journalistic institutions has been shaken by the scourge of “fake news”, the undermining of online sources, and funding cuts that hit investigative journalism the hardest.

The University of Queensland has taken major strides in training the next generation of investigative journalists through their Work Integrated Learning program (jacdigital.com.au) that sends students to India, Indonesia, and Vietnam to cut their teeth in high-pressure reporting environments. Mr Bruce Woolley, with 35 years’ experience as an investigative journalist, has built this program from the ground up and helped forge the careers of dozens of new young journalism professionals. He has also hosted aspiring journalists from Mongolia for training at UQ, who have gone on to “speak truth to power” by tackling pollution and corruption in their home country.

Joining him will be Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award recipient Marian Wilkinson, who will share her own experiences as an investigative journalist dating back to the Bjelke-Petersen Era.

The future of democracy depends on the free and fair flow of information, of transparency in our institutions of all kinds. Investigative journalism shines a light on the systems that form the basis of our society and government. This Global Leadership Series event will both challenge and inspire anyone interested in the pressing issues facing our society.

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