As part of the The Civics and Media Project, each day we will be sharing one speaker’s presentation from the Workshop 3 session titled ‘10 speakers, 5 minutes, 1 slide’. Workshop 3 was held on Thursday, 19 November 2015, at the Royal Society of New Zealand in Wellington.

Today, we share with you Dr Siouxsie Wiles’s presentation. Speakers were asked to present three ideas on how we might achieve a well-informed civil society in 2030. Below are Dr Siouxsie’s ideas.

Siouxsie Wiles

 Hear more about her three ideas in her presentation below. The presentations are also available to view on our YouTube channel.

We would like to acknowledge all the speakers and participants; their input was critical. The speakers were Dame Dr Claudia Orange, Dr Carwyn Jones, Jane Wrightson, Dr Helen Sissons, Dr Siouxsie Wiles,
Louise Green, Terry Burrell, Tara Ross, Sylvia Nissen and James Dunne.

Project work programme for 2016
After the publication of the workshop booklet in early 2016, our first additional output will be in Policy QuarterlyThe Civics and Media Project has been given space for three articles in the May issue to articulate our findings and inform the policy community. The focus after that will be the World Journalism Education Congress, which will be held in Auckland from 14 to 16 July 2016. The project sponsors have been invited both to attend the conference and to present a session discussing the ways forward that were developed throughout the workshop series.

About The Civics and Media Project
The purpose of The Civics and Media Project is to inform and encourage public discourse and engagement regarding civics and media, with the ultimate aim of informing decisions by individuals, industry and institutions across society. The project is an initiative that the Institute is working on with Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland, New Zealand On Air, the Royal Society of New Zealand, and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. To learn more, see the website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at