Media and Public Appearances
James Murdoch ‘disappointed’ with News Corp’s ‘climate denial’
Segment on ABC AM Radio
Penny Wong, Unauthorised
Book review by Jane Goodall
Penny Wong biographer’s tale of tenacity
Profile by Jessica Bassano
Is Julian Assange a Journalist?
Interview on 60 minutes with Tara Brown
What happens when regional media disappears?
Guest on ABC Radio National.
ABC board sacks Managing Director Michelle Guthrie
Interview for RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas
Media Files: ABC boss Michelle Guthrie sacked, but the board won’t say why
A discussion between Margaret Simons and Matthew Ricketson, hosted by Andrew Dodd for The Conversation.
What next for Sky News?
Interview for Late Night Live with Philip Adams.
The South Sudanese community under the media spotlight
Interview for Late Night Live with Philip Adams.
What does the Nine/Fairfax merger mean for regional media and communities?
Interview for AM on ABC Radio.
Reporting on murder suicides
Expert comment for Media Watch following a mass shooting in Margaret River
Victim-blaming still occurring in Australian reporting of domestic violence
Coverage of research into violence against women.
Fairfax media announces further job losses
Comment provided to ABC in wake of Fairfax job cuts.
Margaret Simons on Spoke
Discussion about ‘Violence Against Women: A Media Intervention’, an ARC Linkage Project led by the Centre for Advancing Journalism.
Election 2016: The uncomfortable truth is the media got it wrong. How did we do it?
Simons quoted on the political reporting that took place in the aftermath of the 2016 Federal Election.
The Whitlam dismissal: three issues that still divide historians after 40 years
Discussion about the Whitlam dismissal with Jenny Hocking on ABC Radio National.
Malcolm Fraser’s long debate and being true to his ideals
Commentary on the legacy that Malcolm Fraser left behind following his death.
From Mining to Media: Reinhart and Fairfax
Interview with Jonathan Green on ABC Radio National Sunday Extra (5 February 2012)
Write-up by the University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts media team on Margaret Simons’ appointment as Director of the Centre for Advanced Journalism (now the Centre for Advancing Journalism).
Journalism and Public Debate
Interview with Philip Adams and David Marr ABC Radio National Late Night Live.
Australia Network Decision a fait accompli: commentators
Interview on ABC Radio National AM program.
Appearance before the The Australian Government’s independent inquiry into the Australian media
- Simons’ submission to the inquiry can be found here.
- The unredacted submission, and background story, can be found here.
- Opinion column in The Sunday Age, 13 November 2011, covering the Australian Government’s independent inquiry into the Australian media.
- Interview on ABC News.
- Debate with Tim Dunlop and Peter Clarke. Inside Story podcast.
- A (favourable) mention on the ABC’s Media Watch program.
- Interview on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report.
- Debate with Lindsay Tanner, Malcolm Turnbull and Malcolm Fraser.
- Interview on ABC Radio National’s The World Today
- A report of the Clunes Book Festival by ABC Ballarat reporter Jarrod Watt.
- Interview on ABC TV’s The 7.30 Report
- Simons talks to Peter Clarke about writing a book with Malcolm Fraser. Inside Story podcast.
- Panel session with Jonathan Green and Robyn Williams at the Media 140 Conference, Sydney.
- Appearance on ABC TV’s Media Watch, talking about the future of media.
- Interview on ABC Radio National The World Today.
- The threats and opportunities to media and journalism. Discussion with Peter Clarke. Inside Story podcast.
- ABC Radio National, The Media Report with Antony Funnell, 25 September 2008.
- ABC Melbourne, The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine 26 September 2007.
- ABC Radio National, PM, 4 September 2007.
- ABC Radio National, Life Matters, 5 June 2007.
- ABC Radio National, Late Night Live 12 March 2007.
- ABC Radio National, The Media Report with Antony Funnell 14 December 2006.
- Forum at The Sydney Institute with Stephen Matchett and Matt Price, 1 February 2006.
- Published in The Sydney Papers.
- Given at Gleebooks on 14 December 2005.
- ABC Radio National, The Media Report with Richard Aedy, 11 August 2005.
- ABC Radio National, The Media Report with Jackie May, 23 June 2005.
- ABC Radio National the deep end with Vicki Kerrigan, 18 May 2005.
- ABC Radio National Counterpoint with Michael Duffy, 16 May 2005.
- ABC Radio National Radio Eye series “War and Peace: Program One”, 23 April 2005.
- ABC Radio National Late Night Live with Phillip Adams, 20 April 2005.
- ABC Radio National The Media Report with Richard Aedy, 3 February 2005.
- ABC Radio National The Media Report with Mick O’Regan, 16 December 2004.
(Originally given at the RMIT Public Forum)
- ABC Radio National Life Matters with Julie McCrossin, 3 June 2004.
- ABC Radio National The Media Report with Mick O’Regan, 4 December 2003.
- Given at The Sydney Institute 30 July 2003.
- Published in The Sydney Papers vol 15 nbr 2, Autumn 2003.
- ABC Radio National Late Night Live with Phillip Adams, 29 July 2003.
- ABC Radio National Perspective, 3 July 2003.
- ABC Radio National PM with Mark Colvin, 12 May 2003.
- ABC Radio National The National Interest with Terry Lane, 11 May 2003.
- ABC Radio National Perspective, 12 April 2002.
- ABC Radio National Perspective, 5 March 2002.
- Given at The Sydney Institute 2000.
- Published in The Sydney Papers vol 12 nbr 3, Winter 2000.
- ABC Radio National The Media Report with Robert Bolton, 24 September 1998.