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Public perceptions of media, bias and accuracy

Public perceptions of media, bias and accuracy

Possum Comitatus June 17, 2010 25 Comments

This week’s Essential Report had an interesting set of questions on public perceptions of influence and trust as they apply to a number of various groups in Australia, one being the media. That got me thinking about public perceptions of the media more generally, so today we’ll have a quick squiz at the polling data […]

Risk and Incompetence in an Insulated Media

Possum Comitatus February 24, 2010 59 Comments

Garrett should resign over his bungled scheme that ignored warnings from Minter Ellison and which ultimately caused the deaths of four people and has increased rapidly the chances of tens of thousands of homes burning down. That, in a nutshell, is the line the mainstream media in this country has pursued for nearly a week […]

The Future of Political News

Possum Comitatus December 3, 2009 14 Comments

I’m only sort of half joking here, but check out this Taiwan news clip – it’s on the Tiger Woods crash. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i5FlC1MpkE[/youtube] Using CGI to visualise the “speculation” is a pretty horrible addition to the news arsenal. Imagine if, in a few years time, this becomes widespread? We’ll have news pieces on party room meetings […]

Media, Leadership and the Structural Change of Australian Politics

Media, Leadership and the Structural Change of Australian Politics

Possum Comitatus October 21, 2009 9 Comments

This post could also be called “How to explain nearly everything about big P politics in 4 simple charts”. Australian politics, or rather the dynamics of the relationship between the public and the party in government, has been undergoing a significant transformation over the last 25 odd years. In many respects, that is to be […]