Emily Nussbaum: Culture, Criticism and TV Today
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'Criticism is a form of theatre,' Emily Nussbaum has said. 'I'm writing for an audience and I don't want to bore them.'
The Fifth Estate
Katy Tur: Reporting Trump
Sally Warhaft and Katy Tur — Photo: Jon Tjhia
Katy Tur, sometimes known as ‘Little Katy, third-rate reporter’, is an award-winning NBC News correspondent. She covered Donald Trump’s campaign from day one and quickly made an enemy of the future president.
Tur travelled to 40 states during the campaign and made more than 3,800 live TV reports. Trump didn’t appreciate her direct interview style or her scrupulous attention to facts, and took to singling her out at rallies. He repeatedly named her, called her ‘disgraceful’ and ‘not nice’ and encouraged his supporters to boo her.
Tur’s book, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, is about her bizarre, exhausting and sometimes frightening days on the campaign trail. It’s also about America’s increasingly hostile political landscape and about the established and shifting standards of Tur’s own chosen profession.
For this episode of The Fifth Estate, this indomitable journalist talks provocations, presidents and facing facts with host Sally Warhaft.
Invasion of the Pod People
Nate DiMeo’s Memory Palace
Nate DiMeo is the voice – and producer – of The Memory Palace, a celebrated storytelling podcast about the past. In each short episode, DiMeo’s evocative, elegiac monologues reach back into history, returning with quiet magic; a flickering of something timeless.
More than many podcasts, The Memory Palace hinges on writing. ‘I'm just looking for some little fleck of something…
The Fifth Estate
In a journalism and media career spanning three decades, you could say Tracey Spicer has seen it all. She’s reported locally, nationally and internationally for TV, radio, print and online, working in news, current affairs, documentary and lifestyle programmes. She’s been a reporter, editor, essayist, columnist, trainer, producer – and, of course, a newsreader and presenter.
As one of Australian media’s…
The Fifth Estate: Australia’s #MeToo
How do headline-grabbing stories about powerful figures in the media affect the broader Australian culture?
The #MeToo movement began in the US – with the Harvey Weinstein revelations in October 2017 – and it quickly spread around the globe. In this discussion, we’ll look at how #MeToo is playing out here in Australia with two guests who approach the subject…
Not Racist, But …
The Media and Racism
How does a person’s race or religion frame how the way they’re portrayed in the media? How do news narratives perpetuate racism? In the final session, our panellists will discuss racial sensationalism and stereotype in the Australian news today.Also in this series 12 May 2018 Past event
Not Racist, But …Indigenous Australia and Racism / Race & multiculturalism
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