Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne
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As an overarching health and social crisis of our time, COVID-19 has embodied and triggered other equally pressing crises such as social equality and justice and emergency response. Since physical interactions and movement have been limited and even prohibited at times, digital media offers new opportunities for social service organisations to reimagine their approach in responding to these crises and reach the communities they serve. Digital ethics has hence become a prudent and pressing issue for service providers and members of the public.
This panel discussion brings together three leading experts in their respective fields, to discuss and reflect on ethics in using digital media in times of crisis.
Attendees will be encouraged to use the Chat function for Q & A.
This session will be recorded but will not be distributed or made publicly available.
The third session in the Media@UniMelb Seminar Series presented by the Media and Communications program in the School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts.
In March 2021, Australia led the world in establishing the mandatory News Media Bargaining Code to force Google and Facebook to pay for the journalism it republishes to attract viewers and advertising. This development has long-term implications for digital platforms and the sustainability of the news media as well as for concepts of knowledge-sharing in an open society. Some argue that this legislation entrenches the power of existing media outlets by monetising content and therefore threatens the very freedom of the internet, while others argue that it will continue the work of democratizing access to quality journalism and information sharing. Who should own knowledge content on global tech platforms? How can, or should, global media giants be made accountable? How is the media landscape changing under the influence of new threats and controls?
The implications of Australia’s contribution to this extraordinary new public policy will be discussed by a panel of industry leaders and media insiders, including:
Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York
Dan Stinton, the Managing Director of Guardian Australia
Lizzie O’Shea, the Chair of Digital Rights Watch
Via Zoom: Please register via the link to attend online: https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ebyYuGFRTpimdKDvlX5Fkg
In person: All panellists will present online, but you can join us and watch the webinar on the big screen on Level 2 of the Digital Studio, West Wing of Arts West (Building 148) via the rear lift. There will also be coffee and post-discussion chats after the webinar. Please email email@example.com to let us know if you plan to attend in person.