Emeritus Professor Julianne Schultz AM

Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the publisher and founding editor of Griffith Review and Professor of Media and Culture in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University. She is a non-executive director of The Conversation and chairs its editorial advisory board, and is also an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Estate (Cambridge) and Steel City Blues (Penguin), and the librettos to the award-winning operas Black River and Going Into Shadows, as well as The Idea of Australia: A search for the soul of the nation, which inspired the conference theme for 2023.

Julianne became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities the following year. She is a thought leader on media and culture and an accomplished public speaker and facilitator. She has served on the board of directors of the ABC, Grattan Institute and Copyright Agency, and chaired the boards of the Australian Film TV and Radio School, Queensland Design Council and National Cultural Policy Reference Group.

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