Is journalism a “public service” or for “commercial ambition”?

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/business/business-news/ethics-in-journalism-discussed-at-ul-conference-1-6115227

if Australian society is to become fairer, with greater well being and prosperity for all Australians, it’s vital that Journalists are clearly independent from the media organisations who publish their work. Obviously, the contract of engagement needs to recognise the rights of both parties, but journalists must engage in “public service”.

This needs to flow through media regulations, media ethics, media agendas, media education, and media narrative.

How can we develop the debate?

Bob Simpson

The Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP)

 

About Bob Simpson

Bob is project manager of The Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP). He believes that ethical and independent journalists are vital to the continuing freedom of Australian citizens. You could argue that In recent decades media organisations have subtly subverted journalism to their own private commercial interests, and away from an integrated sense of fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society, especially for the disempowered. AMEP aims to change general media narratives towards greater fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australia.

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