Speaker Announcement: Professor Matthew Ricketson

Tuesday 16 February 2016

ATOM and ACMI are excited to announce our first slate of speakers and presenters for the July Screen Futures Summit.

Matthew Ricketson is an academic and journalist. He was appointed inaugural professor of journalism at the University of Canberra in 2009. Before that, he was Media and Communications editor for The Age. He headed the RMIT Journalism program for eleven years and has worked on staff at The Australian, Time Australia magazine and other publications. He is the author of a biography of Australian author Paul Jennings, a feature writing textbook and most recently, Telling True Stories.

He has edited a collection of profile articles and Australian Journalism Today. In 2011 he was appointed by the federal government to assist Ray Finkelstein QC in an independent inquiry into the media, which reported to government in 2012. He is a chief investigator on two Australian Research Council–funded grants examining large-scale redundancies in Australian newsrooms and their impact on the future of journalism.