Code of Ethics webinar #5: A Matter of Trust; Improving Integrity and Accountability in Australian Journalism

5:30pm - 6:30pm

This is the fifth and final session in a series of webinars exploring MEAA’s Journalist Code of Ethics.

Trust has become a very fragile connection between journalists and their audiences. In the age of misinformation and disinformation, and crumbling media business models, the public has become disillusioned and is demanding greater accountability. MEAA’s Code of Ethics has been around for almost 80 years, written in a very different era to today’s 24/7, online environment. It remains the best guide journalists have to ensure they carry out their work with integrity and honesty.

Panellists will explore the strengths and weaknesses of how we do things right now, what we could be doing better, how we can put the ‘public’ back into ‘public interest’, how regional and rural communities can be better served, how greater diversity of journalists will benefit journalism and more.


  • Peter Greste | University of Queensland | Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom
  • Saffron Howden | National Editorial Trainer | Australian Community Media
  • Sumeyya Illanbey | State Political Reporter | The Age
  • Elias Clure .30 | ABC


  • Karen Percy | Walkley Foundation Director | MEAA Media Vice President

Cost: $10 plus booking. All revenue will be donated to the Media Safety & Solidarity Fund.

For any questions regarding the event please contact Walkley Foundation Events Manager Marcus Raue.