Dirt files - political smear as campaigning communication tactic

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Followers of media trends will have noticed a distinct spike in well timed takedowns of candidates across the political spectrum during state and federal elections. The use of dirt files in political campaigning has become a regular, even anticipated occcurrance over the past few years. This week, Michael Koziol, political correspondent for The Age, and Tom Raue, Greens candidate in the recent NSW state election offer some explanations.

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong