Alan Sunderland


Alan Sunderland is a specialist on journalism ethics. He is a journalist, author and editorial consultant with more than forty years’ experience in public interest journalism.

Alan is the former Editorial Director of the ABC, Australia’s largest public broadcaster, with overall responsibility for developing and maintaining appropriate editorial standards across the organizations entire output of programming on radio, television, online and mobile. He created and delivered ethical training to journalists and oversaw the investigation and management of public complaints about the broadcaster.

As a reporter and producer for both of Australia’s public broadcasters – the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Special Broadcasting Service – he twice won Walkley Awards, Australia’s pre-eminent award for journalistic excellence. Since leaving the ABC in 2019, Alan consults and works with a range of organizations in Australia, the US and Canada with a focus on the ethics and responsibilities of public interest journalism.

He is also the author of seven works of children’s fiction.


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