Mungo will explore how political journalism is failing Australian democracy; the endless concentration on trivia, the subservience to polling and spin, the ruthless media management by the politicians and perhaps most importantly the new parliament house, with its delusions of grandeur and the decline of the brisk working lunch. They all add up to political coverage which avoids the big issues, worries more about missing out on a story than actually uncovering one and leads the hacks to think of themselves as players rather than observers.
The talk will include a Q&A session at the end of the presentation, followed by light refreshments in the foyer. Hosted by USQ Faculty of Business and Law
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2011 Time: 6.00pm Duration: 1 hour Venue: USQ Arts Theatre, Toowoomba campus Cost: $18.00 Adult, $15.00 Concession, $13.00 Student, $8.00 Child Ticket price includes a post-show Meet-the-Artist Reception Bookings: USQ Artsworx Box Office Phone 4631 1111