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Every week, we discuss how the media has covered the news and analyse issues affecting the industry - with some of the biggest names in journalism in Australia and around the world. Broadcast live on Sydney's 2SER 107.3FM, with the financial assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Fourth Estate 2SER

    • News
    • 4.6 • 34 Ratings

Every week, we discuss how the media has covered the news and analyse issues affecting the industry - with some of the biggest names in journalism in Australia and around the world. Broadcast live on Sydney's 2SER 107.3FM, with the financial assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

    Reflecting on 2022 and Reporting On Australia's #MeToo

    Reflecting on 2022 and Reporting On Australia's #MeToo

    In this episode we reflect on the media reportage of harassment and violence against women and children in 2022. How has the national discussion and media reportage changed since 2021 and what lessons do we take into 2023? Marlene Even spoke with Amber Schultz, Associate Editor for Crikey and Jane Gilmore, author, journalist, and consent educator.





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    • 32 min
    Journalism Across The Tasman- A New Zealand Special

    Journalism Across The Tasman- A New Zealand Special

    What is the role of a journalist and what makes New Zealand journalism unique? In this episode, we compare Australian and New Zealand journalism and discuss the 'Worlds of Journalism Study 2.0. Journalists in Aotearoa/ New Zealand' report.
    Marlene Even spoke with the lead researcher of the report Associate Professor Dr James Hollings and Carmen Parahi, Pou Tiaki matua of Stuff. 

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    • 36 min
    Australian Media Still Has A Diversity Problem

    Australian Media Still Has A Diversity Problem

    This week we look at the latest report from Media Diversity Australia titled Who gets to tell Australian stories 2.0. We looked at the first report back in 2020 and since then the story has not changed very much at all. To help us unpack the latest report but also look at the road ahead we spoke with Dr Lee Martin and Sushi Das.
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    • 41 min
    US Midterms and a Musk Owned Twitter

    US Midterms and a Musk Owned Twitter

    In the aftermath of the United States midterm election and in the whirlwind of a Musk owned Twitter, Monica Attard spoke with American journalist Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Semafor- a global news organisation. The two esteemed journalists discuss the American media coverage of the midterm elections.
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    • 31 min
    The End of Twitter As We Know It

    The End of Twitter As We Know It

    Journalists are watching on as Twitter transforms under new management. The social media platform recently switched hands from being a publicly listed company to one owned by a small group led by billionaire Elon Musk. We discuss how Twitter has shaped the industry and where do journalists go now in the wake of a Musk owned Twitter?
    Marlene Even spoke with Cam Wilson, associate editor of Crikey and Ariel Bogle, technology reporter with ABC Radio National.

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    • 36 min
    Paddy Manning on The Successor

    Paddy Manning on The Successor

    Who is Lachlan Murdoch? In any given discussion about the Australian media, the word 'Murdoch' will inevitably arise but what do you actually know about him?
    Anthony Dockrill spoke with journalist and author Paddy Manning about his new unauthorised biography of Lachlan Murdoch called 'The Successor'.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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Worth your time

I've been listening to this podcast for about a year and always learn something new and gain a fresh insight into a current media issue. Good for people working in the media and anyone with a passing interest in it's role in our society.

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Alternative Views

Sometimes I feel Monica uses this platform to air her personal grievances with the public. Although no-one should be threatened or abused, journalists are not above accountability. Her personal friendships with Leigh Sales and Rachel Baxendale often colour her view. Robust debate is essential in a democracy and more so when there is a monopoly on media ownership.
Even some of the most respected of journalists have questioned Sale’s interpretation of some of her Twitter encounters. Maybe instead of being antagonistic, step back and look at the work of journalists that don’t encounter large scale pushback.

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Feminine hygiene products are just the tip of the iceberg

I have just listened to the Fourth Estate's discussion about the controversy surrounding endometriosis research. This discussion is timely in view of the rejection by Parliament of the Greens bill to remove fat from feminine hygiene products. These issues are important to all women and deserve more airtime. This program provides an important insight into how such issues are regarded by the future leaders of the country. It should be required listening for the establishment and Miranda Devine.

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