Episode 8: The media and culture episode. In the week that the Gillard government unveiled two major pieces of media and cultural policy, we talk to Griffith University academic Susan Forde about Labor’s proposed media reforms. Ben and Amber also discuss Arts Minister Simon Crean’s new national cultural policy, Creative Australia.
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Ben’s article on the national cultural policy in Crikey
Susan Forde’s article on Communications Minister Stephen Conroy’s media reforms in The Conversation
A round-up of the media reaction to Conroy’s proposals by Bernard Keane in Crikey
Wendy Bacon’s analysis of the media reforms in New Matilda