Peter Manning is one of Australia’s most distinguished journalists. He was an investigative reporter, producer and then executive producer of Four Corners in the 1980s and head of ABC TV News and Current Affairs in the early 1990s, starting Lateline, Foreign Correspondent and Landline. He later went on to be head of Current Affairs at the Seven network.
In 2000 Peter switched careers to academia, teaching journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. He completed his PhD there in 2013 and is an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at the University today. He also taught at Monash and Qatar universities from 2008 to 2011. Among his previously published works are Us and Them: Media, Muslims and the Middle East (2006) and Green Bans: The story of an Australian phenomenon (with Marion Hardman, 1975).