Future Human

Future Human – ‘the theatre of innovation’, a multi-platform media project that incorporates live events, books and digital experiences – was started in 2009 in London by Bad Idea co-editors Dan Stacey and Jack Roberts. It  went on to garner big audiences and a lot of buzz, being described by The Sunday Times as a ‘blend of intimacy, anarchy and intellectual nourishment… the salon has arrived in the 21st century’ and by the The Evening Standard as: ‘One of London’s top five talk events’.

Ampersand is hugely excited to be working with Dan, now he is on southern shores, as together we bring Sydney a new series of Future Human events and podcasts. Stay tuned to this page for all things Antipodean Future Human.

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Future Human 1
Gimcrack Journalism: Outsourcing, axing and the fragmentation of the newsroom.

Surry Hills Library
July 21, 2011, 8.30 pm

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Richard Ackland
Peter Atkinson (Pagemasters)
Peter Smith (Financial Times)
Elmo Keep (Hungry Beast)

At the end of May this year, Fairfax sacked 82 sub-editors and production managers in favour of outsourcing to global editorial assembly line Pagemasters. In the US, top-flight investigative journalists are deserting newspapers and forming their own not-for-profit newsrooms. What will happen to quality reporting when the newsroom is finally dismantled? And do media graduates stand a chance of finding interesting work in this rapidly evolving economy, or are they doomed to blogging and streaming inane feuilleton?

Presented by Future Human co-founder Daniel Stacey (editor of UK journal Bad Idea) and Ampersand Magazine.

Dan Stacey

Elmo Keep

Richard Ackland