Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. She is Head of Digital Editorial Capability at Fairfax Media (publisher of Australia's oldest newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and Australian Financial Review). She is the author of a major UN study covering 121 countries, Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age, published by UNESCO in 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. She has consulted widely to media organisations on the digital transformation of journalism, and delivered extensive social media training. Her primary research interests are source protection and freedom of expression, social journalism, newsroom transformation, media representation of Muslim women post 9/11, and reportage of refugees and asylum seekers.