Dr Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review and Emeritus Professor of Media and Culture in of the Griffith University Centre for Social and Cultural Research. She is chair of the board of The Conversation and a member of the board of the Sydney Writers Festival. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including THE IDEA OF AUSTRALIA: A SEARCH FOR THE SOUL OF THE NATION (Allen and Unwin), REVIVING THE FOURTH ESTATE (Cambridge) and STEEL CITY BLUES (Penguin), the co-author of THE PHONE BOOK (Penguin) and editor and principal author of NOT JUST ANOTHER BUSINESS (Pluto). She also wrote the librettos to the award-winning operas Black River and Going Into Shadows. She has contributed chapters on media, culture, technology, and gender to many other books.
Julianne became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities the following year. She is a thought leader on media and culture and an accomplished public speaker and facilitator. She has served on the board of directors of the ABC, Grattan Institute and Copyright Agency, and chaired the Australian Film TV and Radio School, Queensland Design Council and National Cultural Policy Reference Group and a member of advisory boards with a particular focus on education, journalism, innovation and culture.