Opinion: Why I fear for the future of Australian Journalism – Matthew Ricketson

16 06 2012

I don’t think I’ve ever felt as dispirited about journalism as I have in the past few months.

Journalism, amid stories of cats up trees, football scores and celebrity gossip, is about speaking truth to power. The news media wields power too, and when you speak truth to it, the result is much the same as when the news media speaks truth to governments or businesses or unions or churches – you are either ignored, or spun or shot at for delivering an unpalatable message.

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