Melbourne Press Club kicks off a big year

The rise of AI poses challenging questions and potential opportunities for journalism. In the Melbourne Press Club’s first event of 2023, we discuss AI and the future of journalism with two experts who can provide essential insights into the issue – information systems academic Dr Suelette Dreyfus, and News Corp Australia’s Peter Judd.

Join us for the event on Wednesday 22 February.

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Welcome Nick and farewell Cathy

We are delighted to welcome Nick Richardson as the new CEO of the Melbourne Press Club.

Nick has a long association with the club and is a journalist at heart. He worked at News Corp for many years as a journalist, editor and training manager, developing the next generation of reporters. He has taught journalism at RMIT, Monash and LaTrobe (where he is Adjunct Professor of Journalism) and has a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne. Nick is the author of several books and more recently has been working with Philanthropy Australia. You can reach Nick at

A big thank you to our departing CEO Cathy Bryson, who leaves us this week after almost three years at the club. Cathy arrived just in time for Melbourne’s first lockdown and worked hard to steer the club through that difficult period. We have appreciated her resilience, hard work and professionalism and wish her well in her future endeavours.

Quill Awards dinner only weeks away!

And a reminder that bookings are open for the 28th Quill Awards Dinner, to be held at the Crown Palladium on Friday 24 March. Join us to celebrate the announcement of 30 individual Quill awards, the Gold Quill, plus the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year, the Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year, and the Melbourne Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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