Peter Kennedy joins us for this years’ Curtin Family Home Lecture

Media reporting in times of crisis

Retired ABC political reporter Peter Kennedy will speak at the annual Curtin Family Home lecture on Thursday, 24 September to discuss media reporting in times of crisis.

The role of a reporter today is different from what may have prevailed in John Curtin’s time when he was editor for the Westralian Worker newspaper – before serving as the 14th Prime Minister of Australia.

Curtin would have endured great social change and political upheaval in his time, and today we could say we are facing the same with the 2020 bushfire crisis and now the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peter Kennedy will explore the pressures on political reporters with the 24-hour news cycle, interaction with political leaders, the impact of social media, and the tougher financial environment for traditional media with the collapse of the long-established business model.

The Curtin Family Home is a significant place for the National Trust and the community. It promotes opportunities to build knowledge through programs and is available as short term accommodation, providing a sustainable approach to heritage offered by the National Trust.

We are so pleased to have Peter join us and speak on this important topic.

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