time to send in the experts

In the run-up to the election, media coverage of politics needs to dig a little deeper into the big issues, with the help of expert commentators.

Scott Morrison faces the press (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch/Private Media)
Scott Morrison faces the press (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch/Private Media)

I have been writing opinion pieces for Australian media corporations such as Fairfax, ABC and now Private Media for almost 25 years. But, breaking news! — I’m not a journalist.

Instead, I am one of the few experts left on the media scene since the great disruption caused by the internet destroyed the traditional media revenue stream, traditional media jobs funded by the stream and the line that Traditional media drew between news and opinion.

Back then, the commercial and the editorial were kept separate, as were the journalists who reported the facts and the opinion writers, mostly outside experts, who commented on the news.

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