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Gemma Nisbet

Gemma Nisbet

Gemma Nisbet is a writer from Perth. She is a former journalist and current books columnist for The West Australian newspaper, and a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at UWA, researching the relationships between objects and memory. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in TEXT, Westerly, and a number of Australian anthologies.

Gemma Nisbet reviews 'Upheaval: Disrupted lives in journalism' edited by Andrew Dodd and Matthew Ricketson

November 2021, no. 437 25 October 2021
If you have even a passing interest in the state of the Australian media, you may have come across the estimate that between four and five thousand journalism jobs were lost nationally in the past decade. This estimate suggests the scale of an industry-wide crisis in which successive rounds of redundancies became a feature of life in many newsrooms as media organisations turned to cost-cutting in ... (read more)