Top media editors explain why journalism is important

Laurent Joffrin, co-editor of Libération.
Laurent Joffrin, co-editor of Libération.

By Colleen Murrell
Undergraduate Coordinator for Journalism at Monash University

Earlier this year I filmed a number of interviews with senior media editors and I asked them what they believed was the point of journalism today.

Are journalists still the watchdogs of society?  And if so, how should they engage better with their audiences in order to improve the tasks of investigation, interpretation and dissemination?

Dr Colleen Murrell.

The editors are from a range of mainstream and digital outlets from the UK, France and Australia, including Le Monde, The Times and The Huffington Post.

The video interviews were edited by Gerard Escaich I Folch, a journalism exchange student from Barcelona.

The page was created and produced by Monash lecturer Julie Tullberg.

 


Daniel Fisher, BBC world newsgathering assignment editor 

Laurent Joffrin, co-editor of Libération 

Gaven Morris, ABC director of news

 

John Witherow, editor of The Times

 

Jérôme Fenoglio, editor-in-chief Le Monde

 

Alexandre Kara, national news director for France Télévisions 

Stephen Hull, former editor-in-chief Huffington Post UK 

 

Pierre Haski, co-founder of Rue 89

 

Christopher Dickey, world news editor of The Daily Beast