2013 events

Events from 2013.

2013 events

Futures of Investigative Journalism Public Lecture

17 December 2013

Investigative journalism is one of the few independent checks on the excesses of government, corrupt officials and corporate scoundrels. Such journalism is expensive to produce, takes a long time and risks expensive legal proceedings. 

Read More

The new News chief - safe hands or a visionary?

04 December 2013

Julian Clarke is said to have been entrusted with the CEO role at News Corp Australia because he provides stability in tough times.

Read More

Gerard Ryle in conversation with Bill Birnbauer

26 November 2013

In April 2013, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published the first of a series of astonishing reports revealing the secret financial records of tens of thousands of people in more than 170 countries linked to offshore companies and trusts. What became one of the biggest multi-country investigations in history started in 2011 when then-Fairfax Media investigative journalist Gerard Ryle received a mysterious package in the post: a hard drive containing 2.5 million digital files.

Read More

Ashes to Bashes – Too much cricket or never enough?

13 November 2013

ANOTHER Ashes series is just weeks away. A much anticipated KFC T20 Big Bash season is also upon us, and this time it’s free on our TVs. 

Read More

Spring Racing book launch: They Hit the Line

17 October 2013

Celebrate the romance of racing and some of the greatest horses to have graced the track at The Melbourne Press Club’s Spring Racing Carnival luncheon. 

Read More

John Bertrand - America's Cup 30 years on and lessons for leadership

18 September 2013

It was hailed as the greatest team performance in two centuries of Australian sport.  On 26 September 1983, John Bertrand and his crew aboard Australia II won the 7th and final race of the America’s Cup series off Newport, Rhode Island, and ended 132 unbroken years of American domination of the event. 

Read More

Media Puzzle: is politics more than a two-horse race?

22 August 2013

Does the media report politics accurately and fairly? Has political coverage of election campaigns become more about spin and headlines than detail?

Read More

Faine & Smith - Talkback titans go head to head

01 August 2013

In their very first public appearance together on stage, the ABC's Jon Faine and 3AW's Justin Smith talk about the art of broadcasting, how they hold politicians to account and how they're adapting to the digital age. 

Read More

The New Rivers of Gold - How the dot coms cornered the classifieds

21 July 2013

Three Melbourne based businesses – Carsales, Seek and REA Group – redirected them to create what are now the dominant online brands in this market.

Read More

Russel Howcroft media lunch

05 June 2013

Through his appearances on ABC1’s hugely successful show The Gruen Transfer Russel Howcroft has become the very public face of brand marketing and advertising in Australia. 

Read More

Premier Denis Napthine's MPC address

17 May 2013

Since taking over as Premier in early March, Dr Denis Napthine has moved quickly to reposition the state government and recast the political contest in Victoria.

Read More

Antony Catalano media lunch

08 May 2013

On April 29 2010, Antony Catalano's Metro Media Publishing launched the first edition of The Weekly Review.

Read More

Book launch: Galbally's Lore

18 April 2013

David Galbally QC has many more strings to his bow than a life with the law and its rich tapestry of anecdotes. His family has also been involved with the Collingwood Football Club for 70 years, and Galbally spent time on the committee. He knows where the bodies are.

Read More

TV News Directors Panel

06 March 2013

They said it was dying - TV News would be eaten up by new media and viewer apathy and disappear from our screens.

Read More

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

Membership is $100 for journalists, $150 for associate members and $40 for students.

Subscribe to our mailing list

Keep up to date with all our events, announcements and special offers.