Here is video of an interview I did with journalism students at Moscow State University in October 2014 on trends in media economics and the impact of digital technologies. It can also be found here.
ABC Managing Director Mark Scott gave a talk to QUT Journalism, Media and Communication students today. Brian McNair has summarised some of the main themes here, and The Australian has published the talk in full:
MARK SCOTT’S SPEECH IN FULL
The Opportunities are Many
It’s good to be here today at QUT and to see so many journalism and communications students as well.
For this particular generation of media students there are just two
certainties — if, for a moment, we’re happy to
Information was leaked today about plans by the University of Queensland to discontinue its journalism course, and to merge the School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) with the School of English, Media Studies and Art History (EMSAH). An Issues Paper intended for internal discussion found its way to the ABC, which noted the following points:
“The change in the job market and falling demand suggest UQ should look for smaller cohorts of top students in the future”
“Some elite universities now