Erik Jensen, Editor-in-Chief of Schwartz Media and founding Editor of The Saturday Paper, has been appointed to the Australian Press Council as a small publisher member.
Erik Jensen was elected to the position last week at the Press Council’s last meeting for the year.
Other members elected included independent journalists Peter Greste (UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland), Julie Flynn (former CEO of Free TV Australia) and Kirstie Parker (Director of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation in the South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet), and retired executive and former Chair of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Lyn Maddock.
Australian Press Coucnil Chair Neville Stevens AO said “Congratulations to our new members. Their diverse skills and personal qualities will be extremely valuable to the Press Council in these challenging times.”
Detailed biographies of each of the new Australian Press Council Members can be found on the Press Council website here.
The Press Council promotes high journalistic and editorial standards, community access to information in the public interest, and freedom of expression through the media.
It is also the principal body with responsibility for responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets.
For more information, visit the Australian Press Council’s website.