Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
Avans University of Applied Sciences
Whenever money and power are in agreement, it is probably time to resist whatever they agree upon. These days, politicians and corporations seem to love nothing more than telling a good story. There are stories for brands, stories for strategies, stories for leaders, and stories for campaigns. Indeed, in the past five years it is fair to say that at the big end of town storytelling has become a tool of critical influence. With this co-opting of narrative for commercial and political gain now playing out across a number of cultural spaces, often with unnerving effect, we think it is time to think about a counter-response, perhaps what might be thought of as a resistance to storytelling itself. Or, at least, a resistance to whatever it is that the powers that be think makes a good tale – and their reasons for telling one....more
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FactCheck: is Australia’s level of media ownership concentration one of the highest in the world?
Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is already one of the highest in the world. – Shadow minister for communications, Michelle Rowland, press release, November 8, 2016.
The government’s Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 proposes cutting a rule that stops commercial TV networks from broadcasting to more than 75% of Australians. The House of Representatives passed the bill, which will now go to the Senate.
Labor has said it supports repealing the 75% reach rule but opposes changing the “two-out-of-three rule”, which prevents companies from holding a controlling interest in more than two firms that operate television broadcasting, radio broadcasting or newspaper publishing in the same region.
Labor’s shadow minister for communications, Michelle Rowland, said repealing the two-out-of-three rule would reduce “the diversity of voices across the media landscape”.
She said Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is already one of the highest in the world.
Is that true?...more
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