Australia: Laurel on Radio National

At 6pm tonight – it’s 5:22pm at the Papworth household – I will be on Radio National. Authority of the media According to a recent study conducted by the UK’s Guardian, there’s been a serious decline in public trust for journalists over the past five years. At the same time the internet enjoys growing popularity…

At 6pm tonight – it’s 5:22pm at the Papworth household – I will be on Radio National.

Authority of the media

According to a recent study conducted by the UK’s Guardian, there’s been a serious decline in public trust for journalists over the past five years.

At the same time the internet enjoys growing popularity — the number of blogs jumped from 50 a decade ago years ago to over 50 million. People are engaging in social-networking sites (despite a prediction that 2008 would be the year of social networking fatigue) and many have turned to making their own news for so-called ‘citizen journalism’ sites.

Has the traditional media lost its authority to the internet? Have you changed where you go to for what you consider to be accurate information? And how do you decide what’s information or disinformation?

Guests
Laurel Papworth, Social networking strategist
Belinda Weaver, author and columnist on internet issues
Professor Michael Bromley, Head of the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland
Professor John Henningham, Director of the private journalism college Jschool

I think you go to the main page and then Click on Listen Live near the top. There ya go Mum! πŸ™‚

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3 Comments

  1. Aye, a bit later than expected πŸ™‚ They dropped the connection to my phone and changed the order around. Producer said they had more questions for me but they ran out of time…

    Not sure why we care about Traditional Media interviewing us bloggers. Except they have the spotlight and the broadcast power…?

  2. Listening to these kinds of interviews are a bit depressing, because it is effectively the media being judge, defendant, prosecutor and jury at the same time.

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