Stan Grant has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the Constructive Institute Asia Pacific in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.
Based within Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism, Professor Grant will amplify the Constructive Institute’s central mission to change global news culture to foster healthier democracies in the Asia Pacific region, leading projects and debates that embrace global solutions, nuance and dialogue to newsroom cultures.
Professor Grant said:
“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for me. It aligns with my values and draws on my 40 years in journalism, as well as my commitment to doing public interest journalism better in a way that serves the public at a time when the stakes couldn’t be higher for our country and for the world.”
Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor Katie Stevenson said:
“There is no better person to lead the advocacy for a more solutions-focused, democratic approach to journalism. Beyond the Institute’s mission, our media students will have the privilege of drawing upon Stan’s rich experience and knowledge of media, and his passion to change news culture for the better.”
The Constructive Institute Asia Pacific will add to Monash University’s centres of excellence dedicated to exploring how changes in communication impact the ways in which people live, work, interact and connect, aiming to tackle widespread misinformation by delivering verified and reliable news features ready-for-publications on other publishers’ outlets.