Julie Posetti

global director of research ICFJ

Julie Posetti is a multi award-winning Australian journalist and academic. She is Global Director of Research for the International Center for Journalists and Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, where she leads the Institute's new Journalism Innovation Project. The first report from the project, Combating Shiny Things Syndrome: Towards a sustainable model of journalism innovation in an era of perpetual change, was published in November 2018.

Posetti is co-editor of Journalism Fake news and Disinformation(UNESCO 2018), a collaboratively produced handbook designed to equip journalism to fight back in the ‘disinformation war’. She is also author of Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age, a major UN study covering 121 countries, published by UNESCO in 2017. Additionally, she is lead author of the forthcoming guide: Perugia Principles for Journalists Working with Whistleblowers in the Digital Age.

Previously, Posetti was Head of Digital Editorial Capability at Fairfax Media (publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review). In this role, she co-produced the highly-awarded investigative podcast series Phoebe’s Fall. 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. She recently completed her PhD dissertation on the intersecting themes of journalistic source protection, media freedom and digital rights.

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