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Statement: MPC applauds ruling out of charges against Annika Smethurst

27 May 2020

The Melbourne Press Club applauds the ruling out of charges against journalist Annika Smethurst by the Australian Federal Police.

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Statement: Lamenting the loss of 20 editorial jobs at online news site 10 Daily

20 May 2020

Less than a week after we noted the closure of the Australian BuzzFeed newsroom, we are disappointed that 20 editorial jobs will be lost on Friday this week at the online news site, 10 Daily.

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Statement: We recognise the contribution of young journalists at BuzzFeed

15 May 2020

The Melbourne Press Club joins with the media sector in support for journalism in the digital realm and opportunities for young journalists and expresses our disappointment at the closing of the Australian BuzzFeed newsroom.

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Understanding COVID-19 data

15 May 2020

Video: Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic has centred around statistics, but how do journalists make sense of the enormous amounts of data released by health authorities?

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Statement: Support for Journalism without fear or favour

02 May 2020

The Melbourne Press Club recognises and supports World Press Freedom Day on 3 May.

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Emergency support to help regional print media survive in Victoria

20 April 2020

The Victorian government has announced an advertising boost through regional media organisations

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Statement: Regional journalism funding welcome, but more needed

15 April 2020

The Melbourne Press Club welcomes relief for Australian media and investment in regional journalism but more needs to be done.

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Journalism, mental health and COVID-19

09 April 2020

Journalism plays an essential role in the COVID-19 response, but the unique stresses placed on newsrooms by the pandemic can cause mental health problems for those covering the crisis

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COVID-19: Tips for Editors and Chiefs-of-Staff

31 March 2020

Video: Dr Cait McMahon from the Dart Centre discusses ways to maintain your mental health while covering COVID-19

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Resources for Covering COVID-19

25 March 2020

A growing list of articles and tools to help you cover the current Coronavirus pandemic

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Events

Cancelled: The Edit with Brendan Donohoe

28 May 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

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What are your rights if you are raided?

22 April 2020

Watch our webinar with ABC journalist John Lyons and senior media lawyer Peter Bartlett

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MPC live events on hold

15 March 2020

MPC face-to-face events have been suspended until further notice due to current Coronavirus restrictions, however we are currently running webinar events

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