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Seminar 8:
Religion and the Media

The title is perhaps self-explanatory. Our presenter for this seminar is Barney Zwartz who has extensive experience in the media and in writing about religious matters.

Date Wednesday 26 August, 2015
Time 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Venue St Peter's Hall, Eastern Hill
Cost $15 (concession: $12)
Speaker Barney Zwartz Barney Zwartz
Barney is communications adviser to the Anglican Primate, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, and a senior fellow with the Centre for Public Christianity. Last December he left The Age after 32 years as a journalist there, the last 12 of which he was religion editor. He won a number of awards from Muslim and interfaith organisations, covered two papal conclaves and the canonisation of Mary McKillop in Rome, and covered the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into clergy sexual abuse. For five years he ran a highly successful blog, The Religious Write. Other roles at The Age included writing about classical music, opera reviewing, and being letters editor and opinion editor. He is married to author Morag Zwartz.

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