In her express interview, journalist and Today show host Lisa Wilkinson speaks of the pros and cons of journalism in the digital era:
We don’t see the long-form journalism as often as we used to … Journalism could almost fit into 140 characters these days; it’s all about getting the quick communication out there. So I think it’s crucial that we hold dear true journalism that is fact-checked, that has had time to be considered and is put out there with a real gathering of knowledge before it is published and put into the public domain. So I think more than ever we have to, not just hold it dear but celebrate it and nurture it and encourage more of it.
Lisa also discusses the crisis of violence against women, journalists she admires, and the importance of having female role models to inspire young women interested in a career in media:
When I was a little girl every news and current affairs program was fronted by a man, and most women were basically weather girls […] Beauty and the Beast and that afternoon program that Mickey de Stoop did must have had an influence on me. It was a wonderful thing; you cannot be what you cannot see, and I got to see that as a young girl.