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Reporting Indigenous Australia

This year's winner of the Graham Perkin Award for Journalism, The Australian's Tony Koch, speaks to the Media Report about the difficulties involved in covering Indigenous issues.
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Transparency

Future Tense casta a critical eye over the idea that social media is leading to greater corporate transparency. We live, in a sense, in a much more open world. We're forever being told by psychologists that we should talk about how we feel. Thanks to...
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Influence

What role does influence play in our society and economy? How does it shape our interactions? We'll speak with the organiser of a recent summit on the Future of Influence, Ross Dawson. Also Duncan Riley from The Inquisitr website.
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The future of museums - Parts One and Two

The way we interact with museums and their collections is changing fast, and so too is the way they're now engaging with us. A panel discussion with Frank Howarth, Director of the Australian Museum; Associate Professor Angelina Russo from the Faculty of Design at Swinburne...
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Second Life's other life

Second Life (the 3-D virtual world) is having a renaissance -- it's shaping up as an important research and educational tool. In this program Brighton-based psychologist Dr Suzanne Conboy Hill discusses a project she's involved in using Second Life to aid people with mental and...
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Participatory democracy, Web 2.0 and the Government 2.0 Taskforce

Dr Nicholas Gruen is head of the Australian government's Government 2.0 Taskforce, which is in the final stages of a public consultation process. Dr Gruen is due to report his recommendations and findings by December 31. So what are his priorities and how does he...
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Political parties through the crystal ball

Future Tense looks into the crystal ball to see how our party system is likely to change over the next decade or so - a series of perspectives on the future of our political system. Speakers include Ian McAllister, professor of political science in the...
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Reporting on Indigenous issues

Antony Funnell interviews Tony Koch, senior reporter with The Australian newspaper, and this year's winner of the prestigious Graham Perkin Award for Journalism, an award he won for his coverage of Indigenous issues.
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Media shake-up in New Zealand

Across the Tasman there's a significant restructuring of media entities under way, and the changes there are proving harsh in terms of jobs. Print giant APN has announced around 70 job cuts as it moves to outsource sub-editing functions for many of its New Zealand...