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The Guardians

November 18th, 2013

Episode 34 of 83 episodes

Download the podcast. It’s been 192 years since the founding of the British Guardian (formerly the Manchester Guardian) and just five months since the newspaper’s launch of an Australian edition – independent, online and free. So how is Australia’s latest source of news and current affairs faring? How does it fit in with Australia’s media culture? What is the plan for success? And how does this organisation maintain its independence? Join host Sally Warhaft with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, visiting from the UK, and Guardian Australia editor-in-chief Katharine Viner, to discuss the news, newspapers and Australia’s latest addition to online journalism. Fifth Estate regulars – please note the different venue and day for this event. Follow along on Twitter: #guardians or #FifthEstate Podcast Can’t attend? You still don’t have to miss out. Download the podcast here (mp3: 66min/31.8mb) – or subscribe from the Fifth Estate’s series page. The Fifth Estate The Fifth Estate is indispensible live journalism – the Wheeler Centre’s series of fortnightly forums hosted by broadcaster, journalist and anthropologist Sally Warhaft. Sally’s formidable intelligence, innate curiosity and savvy interviewing style draws the best out of her subjects, resulting in surprising revelations or even breaking news – but always, a riveting exchange of ideas. Recent events (all available via podcast on our website) include John Hewson and Kristina Keneally on the public purse, Peter Reith and Dan Mori on asylum seekers and Senator Kim Carr on the ALP.

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