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Is this a story about talented musicians being abused by the market?

This is an interesting read from the Conversation. Our interest in media is about what makes for greater fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society? If this research is true why would journalists from mainstream media not investigate … Continue reading

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Religion has its flaws! Has it a right to be heard in the public space?

Barney Zwartz was profoundly instrumental in the formation of the Australian Media Engagement Project. Over a bottle of red wine, he coined the question, “Do you want me to be an excellent journalist, or a propagandist for your stories?” That … Continue reading

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Might be time for journalists to relearn principles of Rule of Law!

Last year, Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP) engaged in a number of events around, “Beyond the Game – Is there a crisis in Australian democracy?” We believe there is a crisis, and that crisis affects, and will continue to affect, … Continue reading

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Four Corners “Cult of Horrors”

Australians need to understand the good, bad and ugly of our society. But journalism isn’t only about revealing what’s wrong. Even though media organisations who employ journalists often depend on this. Journalists need to work from the mindset; ‘make things right!’ Bet you, this would lift trust levels of journalists with their audiences! Continue reading

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Good advice for story tellers…

For those who are not journalists but have to tell their stories in a newsworthy way, the long-used “inverted news pyramid” may be helpful. Develop the central theme of your story which includes, “Who?”, “What?”, “When?”, “Where?” and “Why?” Give … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Peace – The Arbinger Institute

Good conversation with John (Cossie) Cosgrove, CEO of Arbinger Oceania. The Arbinger Institute has written two important books “Leadership and Self-Deception” and “The Anatomy of Peace”. They are good reads! The reason for my interest in Arbinger Institute is that … Continue reading

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Confused journalists – Boldness; fairness; objectivity?

Help us understand factors that prevent impoverished debate about the ethics driving media in Australia! Help us develop dialogue through your comments. A link worth studying… http://www.thenewspaperworks.com.au/crossing-the-line-have-newspapers-gone-too-far/ Extract: Margaret Simons: Depends what you mean by fair. It is certainly the … Continue reading

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