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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.
John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong