Networking Evening with Gaven Morris, Director of News, ABC

Event Date: 
21 March 2016
Konica Minolta
Ground Floor
140 Hay Street

It goes without saying that the news media landscape is shifting dramatically, caught up in a variety of consumption channels, from the new to the niche.

Join AmCham as we hear Gaven Morris, Director of News, ABC share his views on meeting changing audience demands, the need to better represent all Australians, how greater audience involvement is transforming journalism as well as revealing new research that details the true value for money of ABC news and current affairs.

Gaven Morris was appointed Director of News for the ABC in October 2015. This role includes overseeing all of the ABC's broadcast and digital news and current affairs, scheduled television bulletins and programs (including the 7pm News, 7.30, Four Corners, Australian Story, Q&A, Foreign Correspondent, Lateline and Insiders), radio news and current affairs (including AM, PM and The World Today), 24-hour news channels News 24 and NewsRadio, the Asia-Pacific News Centre and online and mobile news services.

Gaven has extensive experience as a news executive, news editor, reporter and producer. He spent almost a decade in international news, first at CNN in London as an online and television reporter and as a roving international news producer and senior editor. During this time, Gaven covered numerous significant news stories, including the war in Iraq, the 2nd Intifada in the Middle East, the Liberian civil war and terrorist attacks in London and Europe.

In 2005, Gaven moved to the Middle East and spent three years in Doha as a member of the team that set up Al Jazeera English.

In 2008, Gaven returned to Australia and took up the role of ABC National Editor, for ABC News Online. He was later promoted to the newly created role of ABC Head of Continuous News and oversaw breaking news content across all platforms.

In his early career, Gaven was a reporter for the 7.30 Report, a reporter on the current affairs program 'Attitude', a producer and reporter for the ABC and Network Ten in Canberra's press gallery and a newspaper journalist for the Canberra Times.

Networking skills are priceless in this fast moving economy so come along and enhance your skills while building a great professional network. Remember to bring your business cards for networking!

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American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
08 9325 9540
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