Selling Fast

On Disruption

Katharine Murphy In Conversation with Paul Bongiorno AO

Sunday 26 August 2018
1.00PM – 2.00PM
House of Representatives Chamber
Museum of Australian Democracy

Conflict. Clickbait. Controversy. The advent of social media and the 24/7 high octane media cycle is seemingly behind the demise of thoughtful, long-term policy making. Politics has become a shrill shouting match in a world where conflict is a commodity to be mined and marketed. In this insightful look into how the internet has shaken the fundamentals of life, Guardian Australia’s political editor Katharine Murphy writes about this disruption and asks, is there any way out of this chaos?  In conversation with veteran political journalist Paul Bongiorno.

Katharine Murphy has been a journalist in Canberra’s Parliamentary Press Gallery for two decades and is now political editor of Guardian Australia. She is the host of the political podcast Australian politics live and a regular pundit on television and radio, including the ABC’s Insiders program. In 2008, she won the Paul Lyneham award for excellence in press gallery journalism, while in 2012 she was a Walkley award finalist in the best digital journalism category. She regularly contributes to Meanjin.

Paul Bongiorno AM is Network Ten’s Contributing Editor a position he has held since he resigned as National Affairs Editor in 2014. Previously he was the Network’s Canberra Bureau Chief and Political Editor for twenty years winning four national Walkley Awards. In 2014 Paul was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant services to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. He is a regular commentator on ABC Radio National Breakfast, a columnist for The Saturday Paper and The New Daily. His musings also appear in The Canberra Weekly.