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What does the future of journalism in Australia look like? The disruption to journalism in the next twenty years will likely be greater than we’ve seen in the last twenty. The #FutureofJournalism series explores our options.

If we don’t know where we are heading, how can we create a pathway to get there? The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom, in this fortnightly series, interviews leading thinkers on this from around the world.

How much freedom do we want journalists to have in the future? More or less than they have now? There is a perpetual tug-o-war between publishers and journalists, and governments, and the courts – and to a lesser extent the rest of us who witness the media’s successes and transgressions.

The context these days is partly the pressure on governments to tighten national security including from terrorists and cyber-attacks, with journalists like the rest of us, losing freedoms in the process.

In this fifth episode of the Future of Journalism series, Larina Alick represents one voice for the traditional publishers. A media lawyer, she’s Executive Counsel at Nine, so providing legal advice for journalists at its newspapers: The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review, and other news outlets. #journalist #auspol #abcnews #Nine (The #FutureofJournalism interviews are created by the Alliance for Journalists’​ Freedom.)

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