Crimes in the home, lessons in the newsroom?

This article and image first appeared on the ABC’s The Drum. Many Victorians were surprised when that state’s latest crime statistics showed a dramatic, 15 per cent increase in domestic violence. Many journalists were not. And the media must shoulder some of the blame for that disconnect. One of the first tasks for a journalistContinue reading “Crimes in the home, lessons in the newsroom?”

Meanwhile in Victoria the old paradigm rules

This article and image first appeared on the ABC’s The Drum. I have a breaking news story. Make sure you’re sitting down. Here it is: governments spin, twist and contort events to suit their party political ends. OK, so it mightn’t be a huge revelation. But what’s interesting is that a senior Labor spin doctor hasContinue reading “Meanwhile in Victoria the old paradigm rules”