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Club Bloggery: Once Were Barons

Bruns, Axel, Wilson, Jason A., & Saunders, Barry J. (2008) Club Bloggery: Once Were Barons. ABC News Online: Club Bloggery.

Abstract

Though we often give the print media a hard time here at Club Bloggery, we’re not so sanguine about the end of the iconic magazine, The Bulletin, last month. Despite its virulently racist origins, and its tendency under Kerry Packer to be used now and then as the mogul’s mouthpiece, its end is an alarming symptom of something wider and more serious. The worrying structural problem it reveals is the difficulty of sustaining any venues for the specialised task of investigative journalism in Australian and international media.

Investigative journalism is a notoriously protracted, expensive and difficult business. Complicated stories, stories that must get past deliberate obfuscation by powerful interests, or stories that take a long time to unfold, all require major investment.

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ID Code: 12900
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: First published at Gatewatching: http://gatewatching.org/2008/03/03/club-bloggery-once-were-barons/ Also published in a condensed version at ABC Online: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/28/2175431.htm
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Keywords: journalism, investigative journalism, The Bulletin, funding
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (The authors)
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:56

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