Jill Abramson – Merchants of Truth
Jill Abramson in conversation with Juanita Phillips
On May 3 we welcomed two eminent journalists, from two continents, for a provocative discussion.
Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of The New York Times (2011-2014) and a highlighted speaker at this year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival, was interviewed by Juanita Phillips, the renowned ABC news presenter (and, we note proudly, a local resident). It was a lively conversation ranging from ‘fake news’, to the future of journalism, and the defining moments of Jill’s legendary career, which include covering the Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton scandal; and the lead up to the Iraq war.
Photo Credit: Tony Sernack