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ICAC is Not a Curse, and Probity in Government Matters. The Australian Media would do well to Remember That.

By Denis Muller, University of Melbourne. Journalists are adept at creating and reflecting public sentiment. It is a reciprocating process: journalistic portrayal creates the sentiment, then the sentiment feeds back into journalistic portrayal. This phenomenon can be seen clearly in… Continue Reading →

‘Hope’ versus ‘Threat’: How The Age Got Entangled in Competing Pandemic Storylines

By Denis Muller, The University of Melbourne. Two distinct narratives have emerged in the public debate about COVID-19, a narrative of hope and a narrative of threat. In the polarised atmosphere of our times, each has become politically branded. This… Continue Reading →

Scott-free no more? Why the prime minister’s smooth media run may be coming to an end

By Denis Muller, University of Melbourne. Katharine Murphy, The Guardian Australia’s political editor, marvelled recently that Scott Morrison pulls what she called a “Jedi mind trick”, rebadging disasters as triumphs – and getting away with it. I don’t know enough… Continue Reading →

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