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'Take chances on style, medium and most of all, on people'

An excerpt from Hari Raj’s essay in the upcoming book ‘Journalism Matters: 50 Years of Journalism at RMIT’.

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Applications open: Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships

The Melbourne Press Club is pleased to announce applications are now open for the 2023-24 Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships program.

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The courts, the world cup and more – photos from our recent events

Relive recent Melbourne Press Club events with these galleries.

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The World Cup and media coverage: time for all of us to play a role

In the aftermath of the extensive media coverage of the marvellous Matildas at the World Cup, athlete and sports broadcaster Nana Owusu-Afriyie pinpoints how the team’s stellar achievements have lifted the visibility of women’s sport in Australia. But after the World Cup party, what happens next? In this article, Nana argues that although the World Cup's impact has been positive, fans, athletes, and the media need to continue advocating for equal coverage of women’s sport.

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Commercial radio turns 100

The Australian media observed a significant birthday this month – commercial radio turned a 100, and the industry took a moment to look back on its integral role in helping to capture the sounds and voices of our nation, from covering news to advocating for local causes. Journalism has been central to commercial radio’s enduring appeal, acting as conduit between real-time news and its audience, providing the connections from cities to country that provide essential information to all our communities.

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Fake News? Real News? Can you tell the difference? Take the test!

We know it’s out there. And we know there are those who consume fake news in the belief it's true. New research based on a Cambridge University test on spotting fake news shows that the age group in the US most susceptible to misinformation are those aged under 45. 

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Melbourne then and now – Australia’s media capital

Could this MPC newsletter column from Nicholas Reece have played a part in changing ABC management's mind to stick with its local Sunday night bulletin?

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Media Bargaining Code 2.0 – Canada follows us down the rocky road

Canada’s Online News Act has the country butting heads with search and social giants, and media bargaining trendsetter Australia could learn from the tweaks made to its playbook.

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New appointments at MPC AGM

The Melbourne Press Club is pleased to announce the following board appointments from the AGM and subsequent board meeting held on 21June 2023.

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How to view members only content on the MPC website

Full articles from our members' newsletter are hosted on our website. You must login to your MPC account to view some content.

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