Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Changing perceptions, changing the world




"in the past few weeks, Four Corners has changed the world for pastoralists in northern Australia, for better or worse. But how rarely it happens!

At least as often, a bigger impact comes from media efforts that aren't, strictly speaking, journalism. When I was in my first year at uni, Ken Loach's devastating television drama Cathy Come Home electrified Britain. It brought home the reality of homelessness and under-privilege in a way that many worthy current affairs programs had failed to do" read more...

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