The dis­tor­tion of the Aus­tralian pub­lic sphere

AQ: Australian Quarterly - - REFERENCES - Jo­han lidberg

Aus­tralia stands out as one of the most con­cen­trated me­dia mar­kets in the world and this in­creas­ing con­cen­tra­tion has been hap­pen­ing for some time. Me­dia and jour­nal­ism play a vi­tal role in sup­ply­ing the pub­lic sphere with the fuel it needs: in­for­ma­tion that is in the pub­lic in­ter­est in or­der for ci­ti­zens to be self-gov­ern­ing. And as is be­ing seen in Aus­tralia and else­where, when the me­dia op­tions nar­row, then the sen­si­ble po­lit­i­cal cen­tre is read­ily aban­doned for the par­ti­san fringe. So what can (and should) be done? Well, it's not rocket sci­ence…

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