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.
Gone are the days where a consumer’s only option is to pay for quality journalism. But there are still costs associated with creating quality free content. Are we getting any closer to a good solution?
Blogs are a lot like the existing media: they cover a wide range of topics for all sorts of audiences, present a diversity of opinions, and vary greatly in their writing and content styles. In this month’s Walkley Talk we ask: But is it journalism?