World Press Freedom Day 2016
Head of Editorial Digital Capability, Fairfax Media (Australia)
Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. She is the Head of Digital Editorial Capability at Fairfax Media. Ms Posetti is the author of a major UNESCO study covering 121 countries, entitled Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age due to be published in early 2016. A former editor, presenter and political reporter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Posetti was based in Paris as Research Fellow and Editor with the World Editors Forum and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers in 2014/2015. Previously an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Journalism at two Australian universities, she is currently a Journalism Fellow at the University of Wollongong. Posetti has consulted widely to media organisations on the digital transformation of journalism, and delivered extensive social media training. She has also been a member of UNESCO's International Steering Committee of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG).