Cash for Comment: The Seduction of Journo Culture

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Pluto Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 286 pages
Volume three in the 'media.culture' series edited by McKenzie Wark. Originated as a Master's thesis. Exploration of the 1999 'cash for comment' scandal uncovered by ABC TV's 'Media Watch' and its impact on the myth of quality journalism. Chronicles and analyses the Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry into Radio 2UE and its presenters John Laws and Alan Jones, and also the media coverage of the event. Proposes that the so-called 'quality' media are just as compromised as anyone else and that all journalists are biased. Includes 'A Hack's Dictionary', who's who of the ABA inquiry, endnotes, bibliography and index. Author is a journalist, author and editor.

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