Date 11 Apr, 2024
Time 6pm
Venue State Library of New South Wales, Shakespeare Place, Sydney NSW, Australia

Hosted by Macquarie University and Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund the 2024 Brian Johns Lecture takes place at the Library Auditorium, State Library of NSW, featuring guest speaker, author and journalist Nick Bryant.

The topic of this year’s lecture is “Donald Trump, American authoritarianism and how journalists should cover it”.

The Brian Johns Lecture was established by the Centre for Media History and the Copyright Agency to honour the legacy of Brian Johns AO (1936-2016), a true industry leader in broadcasting, digital media, literature and the arts. He held many esteemed roles throughout his career, including Managing Director of the ABC, CEO of SBS, and Director of the Copyright Agency. Presented by notable figures at the forefront of the Australian media and cultural industries, these lectures aim to track key moments in our country’s media and cultural history, while also offering fresh ideas and inspiration for the future.  Brian Johns was a media pioneer who upheld the crucial role of the media in a democracy, as Nick Bryant will also emphasise in this year’s Brian Johns Lecture.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Click here to register.