Journo is a new podcast hosted by correspondent and author Nick Bryant that explores the issues, opportunities and challenges facing journalists and the media industry.
The podcast was created by JNI and is produced by Deadset Studios.
Bryant was the BBC’s Australia correspondent from 2006 to 2013 and has returned to Sydney at a time of unprecedented media disruption and polarised politics.
In Journo, Bryant explores how journalism around the world is changing, where it’s heading, and why more people are questioning the media’s commitment to truth.
“I’ve seen the media industry being overtaken by so many changes and, the truth is, I’m still trying to make sense of them myself,” Bryant said.
“I don’t expect to come up with all the answers, nowhere near, but hopefully we’ll ask some of the right questions.”
In the first episode, Bryant will take the audience inside Afghanistan to find out how the Taliban’s media operations have changed and what its return means for journalists.
Later episodes of Journo will ask whether reporters can trust the most important device in their journalistic toolkit — the phone — in an age of surveillance.
It will also question how journalists can report on rising global superpower China when most western media organisations have been booted out.
The Judith Neilson Institute’s Executive Director Mark Ryan said: “The world is awash with news and opinion and it’s more important than ever for everyone, even journalists themselves, to understand how it’s made, how it’s used and abused, and how it can be made more reliable and trustworthy for its audience.”
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