An offer for journalists from The Conversation: free office space
How can we sustain the work of public interest journalism into the future?
This question, which lies at the heart of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation’s mission, is one that all sectors of society should be pondering at a time of unprecedented loss of talent and experience from the industry.
How many of the journalists departing Fairfax and News Ltd will remain in the industry? And what might help them to develop new career paths or media start-ups?
Some practical help – free office space – is on offer from Andrew Jaspan, editor of The Conversation, based at Carlton in inner Melbourne.
The offer is for a desk, wifi and access to advice from The Conversation’s tech, editorial and back office team.
Independent journalists interested in taking up Andrew’s offer should contact him via The Conversation’s website (or andrew.jaspanATtheconversation.edu.au).
Meanwhile, it seems that there is an extremely timely research project to be had – tracking what happens to this cohort of journalists over the next five years or so.
It would be useful to have this documented, as well as to track their reflections of the industry and how these might change over time.
- Melissa Sweet