Today in Media Files, the Lowy Institute has backflipped on naming its media lecture after Mark Colvin, and Mark Latham's return to Sky News.
Lowy Institute backs down on Colvin Lecture. The Lowy Institute has reversed its decision to name its annual media lecture after veteran journalist Mark Colvin. Colvin, the long-time presenter of the ABC's PM program, died in April after years of chronic illness developed after covering the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The Lowy Institute announced it would name its annual Media Lecture after Colvin earlier this month, with this year's speech to be delivered by climate sceptic Bret Stephens, drawing widespread criticism, including from Colvin's wife, Michele McKenzie, on Twitter. But on Friday, the institute said the Media Lecture would not be referred to as the Mark Colvin Lecture.