Amanda Keller, Carrie Bickmore, Susie O’Neill and Erin Molan to speak on women in media at Radio Alive 2017

Staff Writer

High profile radio presenters Amanda Keller, Carrie Bickmore, Susie O’Neill and Erin Molan have been named as key speakers in a host of new sessions announced for this year’s Radio Alive conference. 

Three new sessions tackling very different topics have been unveiled today by Commercial Radio Australia for this year’s Radio Alive 2017 conference – Women in Media Powerhouse; Trust, Transparency & Brand Safety, and Real News in a World of Fake Facts.

The Women in Media Powerhouse session will see the female radio stars from Hit Network, Nova Entertainment, WSFM and 2GB offer new perspectives on the challenges facing women in media, as well as look at how women in the media build and maintain their profiles and translate their brands across sectors.

News curators from radio, TV, newspapers and online – including Australian Radio Network news director Deborah Clay – will assemble to discuss how media can maintain credibility and integrity in the 24 hour news cycle as part of the Real News in a World of Fake Facts session. Clay will be joined by Channel 7 Sydney director of news Jason Morrison, The Age news director Michelle Griffin, Huffington Post Editor Chris Paine and ABC’s head of editorial policy Alan Sunderland, with the discussion moderated by founder and content director of Mumbrella Tim Burrowes.

“We’re delighted to have secured a range of influential speakers who are leaders in their areas of expertise,” chief executive officer of industry body Commercial Radio Australia Joan Warner said.

In addition, author, social commentator and advertising expert Jane Caro will moderate the Trust, Transparency & Brand Safety panel, which will explore the complexities of brand transparency and safety across online, TV and radio.

The panel will include chief executive officer of Omnicon Media Group Australia and New Zealand Peter Horgan, chief marketing officer at National Australia Bank Andrew Knott, chief executive officer for Allure Media Jason Scott, chief digital officer at PHD Media Stuart Bailey and iSelect chief marketing officer Geraldine Davys.

Radio Alive 2017 will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday October 13 and will incorporate the first RAIN Summit in Australia – a three-hour stream featuring expert speakers exploring podcasting, streaming, and other aspects of digital audio. Tickets are on sale now.

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