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SOCIAL MEDIA: Bracing for the Backlash

Join us on Wednesday 15 May for an engaging discussion about navigating the complex world of social media. It’s an unavoidable part of the media industry today but for all its advantages, it can lead to insults, hate, fury and in extreme cases, even death threats. So how do you brace for the backlash? How can you rise above, to get the most out of it? And, is there an upside to social media that we may miss in the melee?

6PR presenter Jane Marwick will lead a dynamic panel discussion with Ginger Gorman, journalist and author of Troll Hunting, Dr Catherine Archer, social media expert, and Andrew O’Connor, News Director ABC Perth.

Throw in a selection of quality wines, and catering from the incredible Esther Foundation’s Catergirls, and you have yourself the ultimate Wednesday night.

Our last event was sold out and this is likely to be equally popular, so get your tickets GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. Bring your colleagues, get a group together and be prepared for another excellent evening with WimWA.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6pm – 9pm
Where: State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre
Cost: $35: MEAA / WAJA members
$45: non-members
$25: students (full time)


Ginger Gorman

Ginger Gorman is an award‐winning journalist and author. Six years ago, Ginger and her family felt the effects of online hate first‐hand, which set her on a path of research and discovery. She’s now in demand as an expert on online hate in Australia and around the world. Her first book, Troll Hunting, was published in February 2019.


Dr Catherine Archer

Dr Catherine Archer is a researcher and lecturer at Murdoch University, where she specialises in social media and strategic communication. An expert on influencers, PR and ethics, Dr Archer is an expert on the ins and out of social media.


Andrew O’Connor

Andrew O’Connor has been a journalist for more than 30 years, reporting on and presenting a range of ABC news and current affairs programs on television, radio and online. In 2017 he became the news director at ABC Perth.


Jane Marwick

Jane Marwick has been a journalist and presenter in Esperance, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. She now hosts Marwick on Sunday on 6PR and The Front Page on Sky News. As a radio presenter and media personality, she’s had to brace for the backlash since it arrived by fax – the perfect person to lead this discussion.