Afflict the comfortable, comfort the afflicted. That's what I want from my journalism, from my news gatherers.
Challenge those in positions of authority to keep them honest, act as a Fourth Estate and play a part in raising the consciousness of the nation.
I remember not understanding words on TV and going to look them up. TV wasn't dumbed down to my level, I had to upskill.
I learned things (and I don't just mean from documentaries - I learned things from drama and comedy too) and I don't know that I or my kids have done that for many years.
Kia kaha to the team at Campbell Live and to Fairfax and to the journalists in general. Hang in there.
I'm unsure how you're supposed to train troops for frontline action without actually going with them to the frontline and assessing them in situ.
Unless we're just training them on marching and how to pack their bags, of course.
If we're going to put our troops in harm's way we should have more of an actual plan than we've seen presented so far. Perhaps there is one, but I have seen no coverage of it.
Haphazard seems a very polite term for it.
More power to you, Emma. I couldn't talk about it when I was doing it, let alone write about it for strangers.
Ah, the power of the internet... look at that.
"We were never here" say his testicles.
And on that note, Happy Friday!
testicles are on the inside.
It's been a delight watching Public Address grow and mature over the years, Russell. Keep up the good work and here's to a bright future.
you know it makes sense.
If in doubt, ship your clothes home via Post and pack the vinyl in your suitcase.
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
Courtney Love has a tremendous piece in Salon about the typical record company approach to contracts:
Today I want to talk about piracy and music. What is piracy? Piracy is the act of stealing an artist’s work without any intention of paying for it. I’m not talking about Napster-type software.
I’m talking about major label recording contracts.
Lovely piece, David. As ever.
I'm in the odd position of having made OIA requests myself and having had OIA requests sent my way in my role on a school board.
We went out of our way to find all the information asked for in the time frame allowed, but it's not as straightforward as you might think to find all the information on any given question, especially when you're dealing with something as dispersed as a school.
In our case it took a couple of goes to get all the information wanted but I think we got there in the end.
I find the under-resourcing of the Ombudsman's Office to be as bad for our democracy as the under-resourcing of journalism. Both play a vital role in ensuring the public are informed: or rather, both should play a vital role.
Keep up the good work.