In On Doubt, ABC’s Leigh Sales revisits her classic essay, where she identified the trends that would come to define the media and politics over the next decade. Donald Trump, the post-truth world and the instability of Australian politics are all examined by the 7.30 anchor. In conversation with ABC’s Julia Baird, she shares her message about the value of truth, scrutiny and accountability, and why in the era of fake news we must – more than ever – embrace doubt.

Leigh Sales (Australian)

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Leigh Sales is one of Australia's most respected journalists. She anchors the ABC's flagship current affairs program 7.30 and has won two Walkley awards for reporting. She also co-hosts a popular culture podcast called Chat 10, Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb. She is the author of Detainee 002 and On Doubt.

Julia Baird (Australian)

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Julia Baird is a journalist, broadcaster and author. She hosts The Drum on ABCTV, and writes columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and The New York Times, along with investigative reports for ABC News. Her most recent book, best selling Victoria: The Queen was published in several countries and was called one of the best books of the year by The New York Times. She also has a PhD in history.