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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 • 37 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.

    Omnishambles: Bruce Lehrmann v Network 10 & Lisa Wilkinson

    Omnishambles: Bruce Lehrmann v Network 10 & Lisa Wilkinson

    On this week's Fourth Estate we look at the "omnishambles" (to quote Justice Michael Lee) that was the Bruce Lehrmann v Network 10 and Lisa Wilkinson defamation trial.
    While Lehrmann walked away a proven rapist (in the balance of probabilities), nobody really got off lightly, especially not the media.
    Host, Tina Quinn is joined by Kate McClymont, Chief Investigative Reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Amy Remeikis, Guardian Australia's Political Reporter and former current affairs producer, Anthony McClellan.
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    • 51 min
    Gaza: The Conflict Raging Beyond The Battlefield

    Gaza: The Conflict Raging Beyond The Battlefield

    As we mark six months since the latest outbreak of war between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people kicked off, host Tina Quinn explores whether coverage of the conflict is shifting.
    She's joined by independent journalist, Antony Loewenstein, Political Reporter for The Australian Sarah Ison, and Co-Host of Guardian Australia's 'Full Story' podcast, Nour Haydar.
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    • 42 min
    Kategate: A post-mortem

    Kategate: A post-mortem

    This week we take a look back at the media maelstrom that was 'Kategate'.
    Were we the public to blame for elevating a social media bin-fire? Was it the media? Or did the wheels of the Palace PR machine completely come off? And what does it say about our relationship with once very trusted institutions? Host, Tina Quinn returns to the Fourth Estate chair to interrogate those questions with the former Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian newspaper, Alan Rusbridger, Royal Correspondent Ellie Hall and the host of the After Work Drinks podcast and Editor of the newly relaunched Elle Australia, Grace O'Neill.
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    • 47 min
    Blaksiders' View On The Media And The Voice

    Blaksiders' View On The Media And The Voice

    This week we talk to the hosts of a new program called Blaksiders. Blaksiders is a First Nations news and analysis program that doesn't follow traditional formats or structures. Our guests were Peta MacGillivray and Gemma McKinnon.

    Produced and hosted by Anthony Dockrill
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    • 44 min
    Tik Tok, Boom!

    Tik Tok, Boom!

    This week we ask why does the US want to ban Tik Tok and does this mark a new phase in the US's attempts to decouple from China. Our guest were Marina Zhang and Wanning Sun.

    Produced and hosted by Anthony Dockrill
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    • 30 min
    Kim Williams in Conversation

    Kim Williams in Conversation

    This week Monica Attard talks with Kim Williams about objectivity in journalism and his new role at the ABC.

    Produced by Anthony Dockrill
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

music_mad_cooley ,

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.

Rosie Rosie Rose ,

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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