Following last weekend’s first investigative journalism conference in Australia, Pacific Media Watch have highlighted some of the key points discussed by yours truly:
Freelance journalist and author Antony Loewenstein, speaking about Wikileaks, said Julian Assange’s efforts were miles ahead of the mainstream media, as he was not concerned about corporate pressures, and delivered maximum information to the public.
“The power the mainstream media has is to choose the agenda,” he said. “[Wikileaks] shows the public the stories we aren’t seeing. It threatens the power that has lasted so long.”
He said journalists needed to give up that power of having the information they were privy to, and to be open to more interaction with citizens on their websites.