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Cranlana Confidential – Kim Williams AM – 30 September


Cranlana Confidential is one of the opportunities we’re creating for our alumni to continue to draw on each other’s experience.  This online program is a series of 60 minute conversations, offering an opportunity for you to engage with a prominent alumnus from your own sector, or one you’re interested in.  Our Lead Moderator, Peter Mares, will start the session with a one-on-one interview discussing the guest’s experience of trying to lead their organisation ethically and effectively, before segueing to a group conversation.

Capped at 20 participants, and conducted under the strictest confidentiality, this is your opportunity to talk frankly with leaders in your field, and engage in in-depth, meaningful discussion with your peers.

Exclusive to Cranlana alumni, these sessions are rare chances to share experiences with professional colleagues who can act as a sounding board, feeding into your thinking and actions on important issues.

What is the future of journalism? (This event has been rescheduled from its original date 9 September.)

Confronted by increased competition and falling revenue, Australia’s established commercial media outlets are shedding journalists. The ABC is also laying off staff. Meanwhile, more and more consumers get their information second hand, via social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and fake news is on the rise. In this environment, does serious journalism have a future?

In September, Cranlana Confidential offers alumni an opportunity to discuss these issues with one of Australia’s most experienced media executives, Dr Kim Williams AM. Kim is the chair of the Thompson Reuters Founders Share Company board, which is responsible for upholding the principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias that guide the Reuters Trust Principles. Reuters employs 2,500 journalists around the world, who deliver more than 2 million unique news stories every year. Previously, Kim has held leadership roles in the arts, entertainment and media industries in Australia and internationally, including chief executive at FOXTEL, News Corp Australia, Fox Studios Australia, the Australian Film Commission, Southern Star Entertainment, Musica Viva and the ABC. He is also immediate past chair of the board of Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership.

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30 Sep 2020