This is going to be an interesting discussion about women & media on 29 Feb #MissRepresentation

It is important that we have a discussion about the representation of women in the media with media practitioners at the table. We’re delighted that two media practitioners, Kate Southam and John Bergin, can join us for the Miss Representation Panel at COFA on 29 February 2012 (you can still register here).

Kate Southam - from Southam has been a journalist for more than twenty years including news and feature roles at ninemsn, the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Radio, the Sunday edition of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and as a court reporter and then media adviser in London.

For the last decade Kate has specialised in careers and employment reporting on issues including the lack of women in senior roles in private sector organisations. She has also been amazed by the level of anger from blog audiences – both men and women – whenever she writes about equal pay and access to promotions as well as gender diversity generally.

Kate contributes regular articles across News Ltd including a blog on, essays for The Punch and weekly columns in News Ltd’s metropolitan newspapers and regional publications.

Kate is also a public speaker, presenter and regular commentator for radio, television, websites and magazines.

You can find her on Twitter @katesoutham

John Bergin - Sky News AustraliaJohn Bergin is the Social Media & Digital News Director at Sky News, where he is responsible for editorial control across and Sky News Active.

He studied English and Political Science at the University of New South Wales, and also holds qualifications in advertising and marketing.

When he is not working, reading, writing or tweeting, John sleeps.

You can find him on Twitter @theburgerman

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