Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. She is the author of a major global UNESCO study covering 121 countries, titled Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital (UNESCO, Paris, 2017). She was also a contributing author to UNESCO’s World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: 2015 Special Digital Focus. Additionally, she was editor of the World Association of News Publishers’ flagship publication “Trends in Newsrooms” in 2014 and 2015. Posetti is currently head of Digital Editorial Capability at Fairfax Media in Australia. In this capacity she was Consulting Producer on the multi-award winning investigative podcast series Phoebe's Fall. A former editor, presenter and political reporter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), she was based in Paris as Research Fellow and Editor with the World Editors Forum and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers in 2014/2015. Previously an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Journalism at two Australian universities, she is currently a Journalism Fellow at the University of Wollongong, where she is a doctoral candidate. Posetti’s research interests include: digital era impacts on confidential source protection and journalism safety; social journalism; media and gender (particularly online harassment and media representation of Muslim women post 9/11).