Inside Story

The revolution continues

A decade after her first interview with Inside Story, writer and media analyst Margaret Simons talks to Peter Clarke about ten years of change, and looks at the prospects for journalism and the media

Margaret Simons & Peter Clarke 31 December 2018 93 words

Into the unknown: federal communications minister Mitch Fifield with Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood in May last year. Mick Tsikas

Back in early 2009 Inside Story’s podcast producer Peter Clarke and writer Margaret Simons discussed the enormous challenges and opportunities facing journalists and the media industry. A decade later, much has changed and much of the uncertainty persists, but some companies are beginning to find a way through this complex landscape.

Revolutionary Highway
Margaret Simons’s March 2009 interview

Digital platforms inquiry: Preliminary Report
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Simply Waltzing On? Reflections on the Performance of the Canberra Press Gallery In an Era of Prime-Ministerial Instability
by Margaret Simons and Paul Strangio