What about the audience? Public interest journalism in the time of pandemic

Monday, 23 November 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Image: Esther Vargas/Flickr


Among the many underlying problematic social issues the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified is how journalism is done in Australia. Journalists’ conduct during the press conferences held daily by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews during Victoria’s second lockdown, in particular, attracted much criticism on social media channels such as Twitter.


Ingrid Matthews, who teaches law and philosophy and researches law, its philosophy and the creation of criminality, and Tim Dunlop,a writer based in Melbourne who writes on Australian and US politics and the media, as well as writing books about the future of work, discuss who it is that journalists are accountable to and why it matters.

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?


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