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Every week, we discuss how the media has covered the news and analyse issues affecting the industry - with some of the biggest names in journalism in Australia and around the world. Broadcast live on Sydney's 2SER 107.3FM, with the financial assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Latest Episodes

Black Stories Matter: Aboriginal self-determination and independent media

This week we have an edited look at the 3rd seminar from Black Stories Matters. In this edition we hear from Rachel Hocking and Madeline Hayman-Reber. Thanks to Impact Studios for production help and access to the audio.

30 min1 w ago
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Black Stories Matter: Aboriginal self-determination and independent media

Reporting On Covid-19 From Trump To Dan Andrews

This week we discuss reporting on Covid-19 and examine the pressures on journalists reporting on the Victorian lockup and on Donald Trump. Monica Attard spoke with Calla Wallquist and Nick Bryant.

35 minOCT 8
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Reporting On Covid-19 From Trump To Dan Andrews

American Democracy Interrupted

This week we take a close look at the first Presidential debate and ask is it possible for Joe Biden and the media to cut through with a disruptive figure like Trump. Monica Attard spoke with New York Times' Damien Cave and SMH and the Age's Nick O'Malley.

40 minOCT 1
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American Democracy Interrupted

Ben Smith On How The Media Got Trumped

This week Monica Attard speaks with the New York Times media columnist Ben Smith. With weeks to go until the election we ask has the media mishandled Trump and is there a better way to cover a President that dominates news coverage and attacks the media at every turn.

24 minSEP 24
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Ben Smith On How The Media Got Trumped

Andrew Fowler on Assange

This week we take a close look at the extradition hearing against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and ask should Australian journalists speak up against this attack on press freedom. Sharon Davis spoke with former ABC journalist Andrew Fowler.

44 minSEP 17
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Andrew Fowler on Assange

Australia and China - Silence is Compliance

This week we look at the state of play between Australia and China. Relations are at the lowest point they have been in many years with this week two Australian journalists forced to leave China meanwhile Chinese journalists in Australia were raided by ASIO. To help us gain some clarity on what is actually going Monica Attard spoke with Hugh Riminton and Chris Uhlmann.

40 minSEP 10
Comments
Australia and China - Silence is Compliance

The Christchurch Terrorist And Our Media's Dereliction Of Duty

This edition we look at our media's coverage of the Christchurch Terrorist and ask has our media taken any lessons from this event in how it covers mass shootings and also in how it conducts debates around multiculturalism. Your host this week Chrisanthi Giotis speaks with Glynn Greensmith and Kishor Napier-Raman.

36 minSEP 3
Comments
The Christchurch Terrorist And Our Media's Dereliction Of Duty

Black Stories Matter - Session #1

In this edition we have the first part of series called Black Stories Matter. The series is an important look at how the media has covered Aboriginal stories over the last 45 years and asks the important question has our media failed to represent aboriginal people fairly and is our media silencing aboriginal voices. Our speakers were Professor Stan Grant, Professor Heidi Norman, and Professor Devleena Ghosh.

42 minAUG 28
Comments
Black Stories Matter - Session #1

Australian Media Has A Diversity Problem

This week we are all about the new report from Media Diversity Australia looking at the lack of diversity when it comes to who brings us the news on our TV screens. The report called Who Gets To Tell Australian Stories paints a damning picture of an industry out of step with Australian society. Monica Attard spoke with Sushi Daz and Bakri Mahmoud. You can read the report here: https://www.mediadiversityaustralia.org/research/

41 minAUG 20
Comments
Australian Media Has A Diversity Problem

Asking Dan Andrews The Hard Questions And Being On Twitter

This week we look at the fallout from Rachel Baxendale asking a series of probing questions to Dan Andrews and the following twitter pile on. We ask was it the right time to ask serious questions in the middle of a pandemic and is twitter a place for valid feedback or becoming too partisan in its responses. To help Monica Attard in our discussion we were joined by Gay Alcorn and Padding Manning.

43 minAUG 13
Comments
Asking Dan Andrews The Hard Questions And Being On Twitter

Latest Episodes

Black Stories Matter: Aboriginal self-determination and independent media

This week we have an edited look at the 3rd seminar from Black Stories Matters. In this edition we hear from Rachel Hocking and Madeline Hayman-Reber. Thanks to Impact Studios for production help and access to the audio.

30 min1 w ago
Comments
Black Stories Matter: Aboriginal self-determination and independent media

Reporting On Covid-19 From Trump To Dan Andrews

This week we discuss reporting on Covid-19 and examine the pressures on journalists reporting on the Victorian lockup and on Donald Trump. Monica Attard spoke with Calla Wallquist and Nick Bryant.

35 minOCT 8
Comments
Reporting On Covid-19 From Trump To Dan Andrews

American Democracy Interrupted

This week we take a close look at the first Presidential debate and ask is it possible for Joe Biden and the media to cut through with a disruptive figure like Trump. Monica Attard spoke with New York Times' Damien Cave and SMH and the Age's Nick O'Malley.

40 minOCT 1
Comments
American Democracy Interrupted

Ben Smith On How The Media Got Trumped

This week Monica Attard speaks with the New York Times media columnist Ben Smith. With weeks to go until the election we ask has the media mishandled Trump and is there a better way to cover a President that dominates news coverage and attacks the media at every turn.

24 minSEP 24
Comments
Ben Smith On How The Media Got Trumped

Andrew Fowler on Assange

This week we take a close look at the extradition hearing against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and ask should Australian journalists speak up against this attack on press freedom. Sharon Davis spoke with former ABC journalist Andrew Fowler.

44 minSEP 17
Comments
Andrew Fowler on Assange

Australia and China - Silence is Compliance

This week we look at the state of play between Australia and China. Relations are at the lowest point they have been in many years with this week two Australian journalists forced to leave China meanwhile Chinese journalists in Australia were raided by ASIO. To help us gain some clarity on what is actually going Monica Attard spoke with Hugh Riminton and Chris Uhlmann.

40 minSEP 10
Comments
Australia and China - Silence is Compliance

The Christchurch Terrorist And Our Media's Dereliction Of Duty

This edition we look at our media's coverage of the Christchurch Terrorist and ask has our media taken any lessons from this event in how it covers mass shootings and also in how it conducts debates around multiculturalism. Your host this week Chrisanthi Giotis speaks with Glynn Greensmith and Kishor Napier-Raman.

36 minSEP 3
Comments
The Christchurch Terrorist And Our Media's Dereliction Of Duty

Black Stories Matter - Session #1

In this edition we have the first part of series called Black Stories Matter. The series is an important look at how the media has covered Aboriginal stories over the last 45 years and asks the important question has our media failed to represent aboriginal people fairly and is our media silencing aboriginal voices. Our speakers were Professor Stan Grant, Professor Heidi Norman, and Professor Devleena Ghosh.

42 minAUG 28
Comments
Black Stories Matter - Session #1

Australian Media Has A Diversity Problem

This week we are all about the new report from Media Diversity Australia looking at the lack of diversity when it comes to who brings us the news on our TV screens. The report called Who Gets To Tell Australian Stories paints a damning picture of an industry out of step with Australian society. Monica Attard spoke with Sushi Daz and Bakri Mahmoud. You can read the report here: https://www.mediadiversityaustralia.org/research/

41 minAUG 20
Comments
Australian Media Has A Diversity Problem

Asking Dan Andrews The Hard Questions And Being On Twitter

This week we look at the fallout from Rachel Baxendale asking a series of probing questions to Dan Andrews and the following twitter pile on. We ask was it the right time to ask serious questions in the middle of a pandemic and is twitter a place for valid feedback or becoming too partisan in its responses. To help Monica Attard in our discussion we were joined by Gay Alcorn and Padding Manning.

43 minAUG 13
Comments
Asking Dan Andrews The Hard Questions And Being On Twitter
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