Keynote speaker announced for CBAA conference | radioinfo

Keynote speaker announced for CBAA conference

Thursday 10 September, 2015

With 9 weeks to go until kick off, the CBAA has announced its 2015 Conference keynote presenter.

Wendy Bacon was part of the women's liberation, green bans and alternative journalism movements in the early 1970s.

In 1975, she was working at the recently opened Liverpool Women's Health Centre. In the late 1970s, she was part of the Women Behind Bars movement and produced a study of women homicide offenders for the Feminist Legal Action Group. In the 1980s, she worked for Channel Nine, Fairfax media and SBS. She is an award-winning journalist who became the Professor of Journalism at UTS where she taught investigative journalism for twenty years. Through her role at UTS, she was involved for many years with 2SER. She is currently a contributing editor to the online progressive publication New Matilda and produces her own blog

She is an 'activist journalist' who is involved in urban environmental issues and the campaign to restore feminist women's refuges in NSW.

Wendy will discuss alternative media from a public, political and personal perspective during her Keynote Address, sharing her thoughts on the importance of community broadcasting in starting conversations and creating change, and nurturing an open society, strong democracy and vibrant culture in Australia. 

This address will provide glimpses and insights from Wendy's 45 year journey from student editor and prisoner, squatters' newspapers and filmmaking, feminist justice campaigner,  journalism educator, investigative journalism to recent experiments in activist journalism.

You can register for the CBAA conference here.

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