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The Nordic Edge: Media diversity with Sarah Hanson-Young
Australia has one of the most concentrated news media markets in the world and more than a hundred local and regional newspapers closed between 2008 and 2018. Do the Nordic countries offer lessons Australia could learn from to ensure we have a diverse media with a strong focus on public interest journalism?
Join Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Chair of the Senate inquiry into media diversity in Australia, as well as Andrew Scott (co-editor), Maria Rae and Ebony Bennett (co-authors) of new book The Nordic Edge, for a discussion of the future of Australia's media. Part of Australia Institute TV.

Sep 22, 2021 11:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Senator for South Australia @Australian Greens
Sarah Hanson-Young is a Senator for South Australia. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Australian Greens spokesperson for the Media and Communications, Environment and Water, Arts, and Tourism. Chair of the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee.
Professor Andrew Scott
Convenor; Professor of Politics and Policy (Deakin University) @Nordic Policy Centre
Andrew Scott is a Professor of Politics and Policy at Deakin University. He is co-editor of the new book The Nordic Edge: Policy Possibilities for Australia in which leading Australian and Nordic thinkers and policy practitioners show how Australia can pursue better policies on climate and energy, work/life balance, resource taxation, independent foreign policy, prison reform, gender equality, retraining for workforce participation and media diversity learning from, adapting and applying successful approaches taken by Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. More details of the book are here: https://www.mup.com.au/books/the-nordic-edge-paperback-softback
Dr Maria Rae
Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy @Deakin University
Maria Rae is a Lecturer in Politics and Policy in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. Her research focuses on political communication and the media. She has previously worked as a journalist for News Corp and Fairfax newspapers.
Ebony Bennett
Deputy Director @The Australia Institute
Host of the Australia Institute's popular 'Economics of a Pandemic' webinar series and Follow the Money podcast, Ebony has worked in federal politics for more than a decade. She has published research on climate change, gender and street harassment, regularly appears as a commentator on ABC and Sky News, as a contributor for The Guardian and columnist for the Canberra Times.