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The Media We Deserve: Underachievement In The Fourth Estate

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published by Melbourne University
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Tone Abet
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a necessary read for anyone interested in the Australian media or is fed up with the lacklustre content provided by our commercial stations, and quite frankly, the dubious ethical standards that they adhere to. After reading this, I am always skeptical of every news report I come across seeing that everything that is reported can be so easily distorted by journalists.

It is an insightful read and for those of you who are ABC enthusiasts, there is a bit of ABC history in there for you
Mary Baldwin
Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
This book isn't what I would call an enjoyable read, but it's a thorough analysis of the media in Australia with detailed descriptions of historical, political, digital and international influences. Salter presents a 'Then' , 'Now' and 'Future' case for radio, TV and print media and supplements his own (very knowledgable) opinions with example and facts.

Everything you could need to be aware of is covered, but if you're seeking a specific topic pr piece of information it would be tricky to work o
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Book is very soothing if you work in media or media related industry and want to put head through wall.
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