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Sydney Media140: Photo gallery

Sydney's first ever Media140 conference, held at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) studios, drew around 300 academics, journalists and media enthusiasts to discuss the benefits and risks that professionals face in using open social networks, such as Twitter.
By Liam Tung, Contributing Writer
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Front row at the Media140 conference.

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The panel discuss how Twitter has helped or hindered journalistic pursuits, and the risks editors face in assessing the integrity of information. The panel included: Crikey editor, Jonathan Green; Crikey media blogger Margaret Simons; ABC Radio National, The Science Show, host, Robyn Williams; Fairfax Digital editor-in-chief, Mike van Niekerk; and University of Canberra journalism lecturer, Julie Posetti.

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Afternoon panel: Dr Jason Wilson, University of Wollongong lecturer; Mark Colvin, presenter, PM ABC Radio; Paul Cutler, SBS director of News & Current Affairs; Tony Maniaty, University of Technology, Sydney; Riyaad Minty, head of social media, Al Jazeera, Qatar.

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Delegates always online. Despite promoting the #media140 tag, the conference did not publish live tweets on a screen.

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Another shot of the delegates.

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Video cameras taped and broadcasted the whole proceedings.

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"Get your tweet on" shirts were on sale for $20.

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Julie Posetti explains why Twitter is useful for journalists.

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ABC managing director Mark Scott after his keynote speech.

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Fairfax Digital editor-in-chief, Mike van Niekerk. Not against staff using Twitter but not a huge fan of it either.

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The ABC's sound and audio crew.

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On the right is Chris Uhlmann, political editor for The 7:30 Report.

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Crikey journalist, Stilgherrian, natters away with #media140 attendees.

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Oracle communications manager, Gareth Llewellyn, says, "No comment".

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Journalist recording equipment from a bygone era.

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Digital video recording equipment being set up for a #media140 interview.

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Einsteinz Communications' boss, Pru Quinlan (left); Dan Young, digital lead at Burson-Marsteller (right)

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Renai LeMay, ZDNet.com.au news editor.

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Another shot of Renai LeMay, ZDNet.com.au news editor. Why is he waving his arms around so much?

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Letika Burke, 2UE political reporter.

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Plague of Sir Eugene Goossens. The event was held in the Gossens lecture theatre.

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Sponsor list.

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#media140 coffee stand.

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Crikey editor, Jonathan Green; Crikey media blogger, Margaret Simons; ABC Radio National, The Science Show, host, Robyn Williams; Fairfax Digital editor-in-chief, Mike van Niekerk;; and University of Canberra journalism lecturer, Julie Posetti.

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As much as I respect the Sydney Morning Herald's Paul McGeough... He's wrong, says lecturer Julie Posetti.

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