This week saw The Conversation launch a week-long series looking at how the media influences the way our representatives develop policy.
It was great reading so I’m providing the links to all 13 parts right here just for you. Yes you!
- Part One: Selling climate uncertainty: misinformation in the media
- Part Two: Forget the fantasy politics – advertising is no substitute for debate
- Part Three: Democracy is dead, long live political marketing
- Part Four: Selling the political message: what makes a good advert?
- Part Five: Drowning out the truth about the Great Barrier Reef
- Part Six: Event Horizon: the black hole in The Australian’s climate change coverage
- Part Seven: Spinning it: the power and influence of the government advisor
- Part Eight: Cops, robbers and shock jocks: the media and criminal justice policy
- Part Nine: Bad tidings: reporting on sea level rise in Australia is all washed up
- Part Ten: Big money politics: why we need third party regulation
- Part Eleven: Power imbalance: why we don’t need more third party regulation
- Part Twelve: Scientists vs farmers? How the media threw the climate ‘debate’ off balance
- Part Thirteen: The hidden media powers that undermine democracy