Elizabeth Finkel

Elizabeth Finkel is a biochemist who switched to journalism.
She co-founded Cosmos Magazine, serving as Editor in Chief from 2013 to 2018.
She authored ‘Stem Cells which won the Queensland premier’s Literary award and ‘The
Genome Generation’. In 2019 she received the Medal of the Australian Society for Medical
Research and an honorary doctorate from Monash University
She serves as Vice Chancellor’s fellow at La Trobe University and on an advisory committee
for Latrobe University Press.


Journalism and its Discontents

In The Constitution of Knowledge Jonathan Rauch argues that the key institutions of liberal democracies – academia, law, government and journalism – all build knowledge through gathering evidence and testing it against different viewpoints. But journalism appears to have lost its way. So what has gone wrong, how did we get to this moment and...

Sunday August 18, 2024