Media landscape is today a battlefield
WHEN we get jolted by headlines like Are we sleepwalking into The Third World War, I think it time we had a real good look at where we get out information political or otherwise.
Fake news, right wing, left-leaning, these are all open for interpretation according to you own beliefs but what has happened to factual news and investigative reporting?
It seems we now have to rely on shows like 4 Corners or Foreign Correspondent to deliver while the media monopolies lobby to dismantle ABC funding, so they can control our media diet.
The media barons complain about subscriptions crashing yet they choose to split their customer base by biased delivery one side or the other.
The split is getting wider in Australia, mirroring America and forcing consumers and prospective clients to look elsewhere for balanced reporting.
No wonder independent outlets are rising as the media bosses battle to keep circulation by buying up satellite newspapers and then alienating its audience.
We in Ipswich are better than that, aren't we?