The media and the election

In this keynote address for the New News conference at the Melbourne Writers Festival, ABC cheif Mark Scott gives his take on the media's coverage of the recent federal election.

Through the mess and noise, Scott discerns the important themes and contributions and structural changes in the media that made the campaign so intriguing from a media perspective. He also goes on to suggest ways that the media might provide better coverage, especially of those important public issues ignored due to major party consensus on them.

New News was presented by the Foundation of Public Interest Journalism, Swinburne Institute for Social Research.

Mark Scott's presentation took place at RMIT Capitol Theatre, 3 September 2010

Duration: 35m 20s

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