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When Russell Brown first spoke about online writing with Paul Reynolds at Going West, it was 1996 and the digital page was still very much on the margins. Now, more of our reading than ever is online – whether it's the wit and immediacy of a tweet or the kind of expansive literary review that has long since disappeared from our print media. What are the secrets of online writing? How has it changed? And how have we changed as readers? This year, Russell returns with a panel of special guests including Toby Manhire and Madeleine Chapman in a provocative discussion on where the digital word is taking us.
Russell Brown is a broadcaster, journalist and web publisher. He is the host of Māori Television’s Media Take and the founder of the Public Address group blog. He writes regularly about drug policy issues for various publications. He has been writing and publishing internet content for 21 years.
Toby Manhire is the editor of The Spinoff. He worked as an editor and writer on the Guardian in London from 2000 to 2010. In 2012, he edited the book The Arab Spring: Rebellion, Revolution, and a New World Order, published by Guardian Books. He has previously written weekly columns for the NZ Listener and the NZ Herald.
Madeleine Chapman is a staff writer at The Spinoff and co-author of My Life, My Fight, the Steven Adams autobiography.
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