Meet Up with the pioneering Margo Kingston in Canberra

Please join us for a Public Interest Journalism Foundation Meet Up with one of the country’s leading proponents of citizen journalism, Margo Kingston, in Canberra on May 8.

MargoImageMargo is a pioneer in the space where journalism meets the digital revolution meets peoples’ movements.

She was one of the first journalists to recognise the political shift that happened in Indi at the last federal election, and has been at the forefront of reporting the Leard Forest blockade in NSW (where she was recently arrested for trespass at the Whitehaven Coal mine site).

Co-publisher & editor-in-chief at No Fibs, she sees the future as a collaboration between professional and citizen journalists.

Her vision:

“No Fibs will be a respected, well read Twitter-based hub of citizen journalism run and written for by a bunch of dedicated volunteers, including me. People who write for No Fibs will strive to comply with the Media Alliance code of professional ethics and will have their work looked after by sub-editors. As editor, I am accountable for what is published.

The idea is that mainstream media will come to trust the work of No Fibs contributors and the honesty of my editorship and that of everyone who gives time to her success.

One way or another, citizen journalism is being merged into professional reporting, and I want to encourage citizens to write for the public in the best journalistic traditions.”

Margo is also well known for her work at The Sydney Morning Herald and her weblog, Webdiary. Since 2012, she has been a citizen journalist, reporting and commenting on Australian politics via Twitter and No Fibs.

• The Meet Up will be held in the Castle Room at King O’Malleys in Civic from 6pm
131 City Walk, Canberra.

• Please RSVP by May 5 to Melissa Sweet (melissaATsweetcommunication.com.au) or via The Foundation’s Meet Up site.