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The media we deserve : underachievement in the Fourth Estate

Author: David Salter
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Australia is fortunate to have media that are generally competent and occasionally very good indeed." "But the print and broadcast material we consume every day can also be perverse, shallow, illogical, infuriatingly opportunistic, crassly commercial, insufferably pretentious and rarely witty." "We hold journalists in particular contempt and believe they deal in prefabricated versions of reality -- false  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Salter
ISBN: 9780522854206 0522854206
OCLC Number: 189288329
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Salter.

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Our media tend to deal in prefabricated versions of reality - false assumptions of habitual values rather than open-minded observation. This work is about the major entities of the Australian media,  Read more...

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