“It’s not the stories that changed Australia,” ABC TV reporter Sarah Ferguson told journalists last week. “Good writing and visual production – that’s what changed Australia.”
It has never been photographed; it’s listed by the Smithsonian Institution as one of the five most mysterious birds in the world; it is as Rob Nugent says, “a spectre”.
Image: Journalists (from left) Ewan Saunders, Andrew Crook, Steve Austin and Trent Dalton who spoke at the February Walkley Media Talk in Brisbane. Credit: Shirley Way. With Australian media under the microscope since the phone hacking scandal in the UK, Brisbane Walkley Media Talk asked: Can you really trust a journalist? 612 ABC’s Steve Austin put three journalists to the ‘trust test’: Ewan Saunders (Green Left Weekly), Andrew Crook (Crikey) and Trent Dalton (The Australian). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.