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Journalism current affairs on Sydney's 2SER 107.3FM and the Community Radio Network.

Journalism current affairs on Sydney's 2SER 107.3FM and the Community Radio Network.
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Sydney, NSW

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Journalism current affairs on Sydney's 2SER 107.3FM and the Community Radio Network.

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English


Episodes

Bullshit detecting with Nick Enfield

7/6/2017
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Nick Enfield is a professor of linguistics at the University of Sydney, and head researcher at the Post Truth Initiative. Enfield has gathered a team of researchers including data scientists and software developers to create a 'bullsh*t detector' hoping to stop the spread of fake news, lies, and propaganda. Miles Herbert sat down with Nick to discuss how we should navigate this current political climate of misinformation. Also Kid Rock.

Duration: 00:27:48


Reporting on race through American eyes with John Eligon from NYT

6/26/2017
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John Eligon is the New York Times race reporter based in Kansas City, Missouri. Host Olivia Rosenman spoke to Eligon about his collaboration with ABC Foreign Correspondent, Through American Eyes, that aims to get an outsider take on race relations Australia. Eligon’s impressions and observations from his trip around the country, from Sydney to Kununurra, Brisbane to Murray Island, make for thought provoking listening. Fourth Estate is produced by 2SER 107.3 radio in Sydney and is broadcast...

Duration: 00:29:58


Red Symons, Mia Freedman, Media Reform & NYT Australia Offends Local Arts Scene

6/23/2017
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How did Red Symons and Mia Freedman make such a mess and was the response overblown or fully justified? Plus we examine the government's proposed media reform package that's stuck in the Senate and ask if it will save Channel Ten. And finally we take a look at the NYT Australia article that ruffled some feathers in the world of arts and culture. With Arvind Hickman (AdNews Australia), Isabel Lo (Media Diversity Australia) and Jenny Noyes (The Sydney Morning Herald). Hosted by Olivia...

Duration: 00:32:36


A whole lot of outrage: male privilege, Newscorp v. Press Council & endometriosis

6/7/2017
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Controversy abounds this weeks as a scientific study on endometriosis prompted outrage in the media and online. But was it justified? Plus we examine the latest appointment to the Australian Press Council - Carla McGrath - and the response in News Corp Press. Finally, we look at conversations about male privilege in the media and an upcoming debate on Triple J's Hack asking if it even exists. With Alyx Gorman (Time Out), Gina Rushton (Buzzfeed) and Matilda Dixon-Smith (Junkee). Hosted by...

Duration: 00:27:47


SWF Special: Understanding China's Economy with NPR's Shanghai Correspondent Rob Schmitz

6/4/2017
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In the last of our Sydney Writers Festival specials, we spoke USA National Public Radio Shanghai Correspondent Rob Schmitz. Host Olivia Rosenman met with Rob Schmitz to discuss how to report on China's economy when the country's leading politicians admit GDP figures are mostly 'man-made' and why Rob has higher hopes for Chinese millennials than American.

Duration: 00:28:56


SWF Special: All the Kremlin's Men with Mikhail Zygar

5/28/2017
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Mikhail Zygar is a veteran Russian journalist and the author of a new book that gives unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the Russian government. Host and Executive Producer Olivia Rosenman spoke to Mikhail Zygar while he was in Sydney for the Writers Festival about what it's like to be a journalist in Russia and if there's any hope of restoring a functioning political system.

Duration: 00:28:37


SWF Special: Desi Anwar on Communicating Indonesia to the Western World

5/26/2017
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In another of our Sydney Writers Festival special podcast extras, producer Jessica Smalley spoke with Desi Anwar, Indonesian columnist, senior anchor, journalist and the host of Insight with Desi Anwar on CNN Indonesia. Jessica and Desi spoke about communicating Indonesia to the western world, political correctness and reporting across two languages.

Duration: 00:28:09


SWF Special: In Conversation with Economics Journalist Sebastian Mallaby

5/25/2017
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This week on Fourth Estate, Mariam Cheik-Hussein spoke to Sebastian Mallaby from London about how the media should report economics, how journalists can fairly criticise the Trump presidency without feeding into his supporters belief that the system is against them, and more. Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul Volcker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Washington Post columnist. He previously spent 13 years at The Economists covering international...

Duration: 00:25:46


The Good Girl Stripped Bare

5/18/2017
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This week on Fourth Estate, Olivia Rosenman spoke to veteran journalist Tracey Spicer about her new book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare. The book chronicles Spicer's experience of sexism and misogyny in the media industry, which culminated with her being fired, via email, two months after the birth of her second child. She had worked for Channel Ten for 14 years. Fourth Estate is produced by 2SER 107.3 radio in Sydney and is broadcast across the Community Radio Network in Australia.

Duration: 00:22:21


Talking Diversity with "the First Chinese Guy on Australian TV News", Ky Chow

5/10/2017
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This week on Fourth Estate, producer Jessica Smalley sat down for an in-depth chat with Ky Chow, ABC Journalist and Communications Director for Media Diversity Australia, to discuss why an organisation that promotes diversity in Australian Media is still needed in 2017. Fourth Estate is produced by 2SER 107.3 radio in Sydney and is broadcast across the Community Radio Network in Australia.

Duration: 00:33:04


Podcast Extra: Fairfax Journalists Strike

5/4/2017
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Listen in to this special podcast extra with three Fairfax journalists who are on strike following Wednesday's announcement of the cutting of 125 editorial jobs. With Lucy Cormack, Han Nguyen and Eryk Bagshaw. Hosted by Olivia Rosenman.

Duration: 00:12:29


Reporting Under The Planet's Leading Censor & Press Freedom Predator

5/2/2017
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This week on Fourth Estate, we mark International Press Freedom Day with a special conversation with Bill Birtles, the ABC's China Correspondent. Host Olivia Rosenman spoke to Bill about what it's like being a journalist in a country that ranks close to the bottom for press freedom. We also discussed how Chinese people use social media and how despite censorship, online technology is an even more prevalent part of their daily lives than in Australia. Fourth Estate is produced by 2SER 107.3...

Duration: 00:35:04


Twitter, Memes & Political Journalism, a Live Interview with Buzzfeed's Mark Di Stefano

4/26/2017
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This week on Fourth Estate, Jack Begbie sat down with Buzzfeed Australia's Political Editor Mark Di Stefano to discuss Twitter, Memes, and how he got his start in political journalism. This interview was recorded in front of a live audience of UTS Journalism Society members. Fourth Estate is produced by 2SER 107.3 radio in Sydney and is broadcast across the Community Radio Network in Australia.

Duration: 00:31:11


The Uber of News (Literally), Ray Hadley's Bizarre Love Triangle and More Cuts to Newspaper Jobs

4/19/2017
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This week on Fourth Estate, we discuss the latest round of cuts to jobs at Fairfax and Newscorp, and we dissect Ray Hadley's complex relationships with politicians. We also look at an interesting new news startup the mixes reporting and ride sharing - Newscar. With Emily Watkins (Crikey), Hugh Riminton (Ten News) and Kylar Loussikian (The Daily Telegraph). Hosted by Olivia Rosenman. Fourth Estate is produced by 2SER 107.3 radio in Sydney and is broadcast across the Community Radio Network...

Duration: 00:31:21


Metadata Retention is a Mess and as of Today, All Telcos Must Comply

4/12/2017
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Thursday, April 13th, marks the final deadline for full compliance with metadata retention, but the legislation is still a mess and many telcos won't make it. We took this opportunity to re-examine Australia's mandatory metadata retention laws and ask are the benefits worth the risk. And indeed are there any benefits at all? With Bernard Keane (Crikey), Bruce Baer Arnold (University of Canberra) and John Stanton (Communication Alliance). Hosted by Olivia Rosenman. Fourth Estate is produced...

Duration: 00:34:12


White Australian Newsrooms and Why You Should Read Teen Vogue

3/30/2017
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Why are Australian newsrooms still so white? We discuss the issues arising from a lack of diversity in the media and how the matter should be addressed. We also look at how Teen Vogue has steered towards covering politics, feminism, identity and activism. And we talk about what happened in the media when Bill Leak died. With Alex McKinnon (The Saturday Paper), Amy McQuire (Freelance), and Emily Jane Smith (FBi and Huffington Post). Hosted by Olivia Rosenman. Fourth Estate is produced by...

Duration: 00:24:12


What Happens When Social Platforms Serve Us Our News

3/22/2017
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We’re joined by Claire Wardle, Director of Research and Projects at First Draft News, and Malachy Browne, Senior Story Producer with The New York Times, for an in-depth discussion on truth, trust, news and the internet, and why we should all stop using the term “fake news”. Hosted by Olivia Rosenman. Fourth Estate is produced by 2SER 107.3 in Sydney and is broadcast across the Community Radio Network in Australia.

Duration: 00:35:18


Our stories, our way. Luke Pearson of @IndigenousX

3/14/2017
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This week on Fourth Estate we spoke to Luke Pearson, the founder of @IndigenousX. With a following of almost 30,000 people on Twitter and a weekly piece published in the Guardian,@IndigenousX is a successful media platform for Indigenous stories told by Indigenous people. On the fifth anniversary of @IndigenousX (March 15, 2017), host Olivia Rosenman talked to Pearson about where the idea came from, why what it does is so important in a media landscape that has long ignored Indigenous...

Duration: 00:27:00


Journalists in Smelly Locker Rooms, in Silicon Valley and on the Farm

3/8/2017
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On International Women's Day, we spoke to three women who work in branches of the media where women are minorities - sport, rural and in digital. We also discussed the ABC's decision to broadcast an all women lineup to mark the day. Was the backlash justified? With Erin Riley (Freelance), Flip Prior (ABC), and Jeanette Severs (Freelance). Hosted by Olivia Rosenman. Fourth Estate is produced by 2SER 107.3 in Sydney and broadcasted across Australia via the Community Radio Network.

Duration: 00:26:52


Centrelink Releases Journalist's Private Info, Mark Zuckerberg's Manifesto and What is Opinary?

3/2/2017
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Centrelink released the personal details of a journalist who wrote an article that criticised the agency. Was it legal? Was it ethical? And should the journo who received them have published his story? Plus, we discuss Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto and a startup with a novel take on audience engagement - Opinary. With Ben Doherty (Guardian Australia), Jo Lennan (Freelance) and Sarah Whyte (ABC). Hosted by Olivia Rosenman.

Duration: 00:24:20

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