Category Archives: Fifth Estate

Papers, reports, commentary on growing paradigm of members of the public holding journalists to account

When should our elected governments break political conventions?

Australia still follows Westminster in allowing key principles of democratic accountability to operate according to convention. This article in the Conversation by Richard Mulgan, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University is worth a read: if you’re interested in the political process … Continue reading

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What “values” really drive Australian society? Media values?

If you read about AMEP on our website you’ll see we wish to change Australian media ethics, values and agendas, therefore media narratives, to encourage unity, harmony, fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society, particularly for those without … Continue reading

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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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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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