When March 03, 2024 at 5:00pm 2 hrs
Where Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden King William Road, Adeleide, SA 5000, Australia

Adelaide Writers' Week supported by the Friends of the ABC.

Alan Rusbridger, Justin Stevens and Lenore Taylor with Laura Tingle

Publishing unverified information has seemingly become routine – hence the creation of Verify, a new BBC News initiative. Alan Rusbridger (live stream), Justin Stevens and Lenore Taylor join Laura Tingle to discuss the future of news.

Alan Rusbridger is Principal of Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford, where he also chairs the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. For 20 years, Rusbridger was editor in Chief of the Guardian. He oversaw the transformation of the paper to a world-leading digital news organisation. Under his leadership the paper became the most-visited serious English language website in the world.

Justin Stevens was appointed ABC Director of News in 2022. He heads up the biggest news team in the country, with more than 1,500 staff, including regional teams and international bureaux producing a wide variety of news and current affairs content across ABC radio, television and digital platforms. Previously, Justin was Executive Producer of the ABC’s national nightly current affairs flagship program 7.30.

Lenore Taylor is editor of The Guardian Australia. She spent almost three decades as a political correspondent and commentator based in the federal press gallery. She has won two Walkley awards and has twice won the Paul Lyneham award for press gallery journalism. She co-authored a book called Shitstorm on Australia's response to the global financial crisis.

Laura Tingle has reported on Australian politics for more than 40 years and has worked for the ABC since 2018, having previously held senior positions in print media. She is the chief political correspondent for 7.30. She has written four Quarterly Essays, won two Walkley Awards, and is President of the National Press Club of Australia.


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