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Title Fine Line: Ep 3 Of 6 / Director: Fanning, Ellen
Published Australia : SBS, 2003
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Summary Directed and presented by journalist Ellen Fanning, this six-part series looks behind the scenes at some of Australia's best-known journalists and reveals the anguished ethical judgements they make, the power they wield and the fine line they walk between privacy, decency and the public's right to know. Episode Three enters the tabloid world of early evening commercial current affairs programs and explore the impact of the race for ratings on what viewers see and hear. The outgoing executive producer of the Nine Network's A Current Affair speaks frankly about the pressure that commercialism puts on journalism, and a veteran of the Seven Network reveals the controversial choices they made to pull in an audience. Next, we showcase two fiery but entertaining interviews with Sydney radio king Alan Jones and Phil Martin, the head of SBS news and current affairs, as we explore how an individual's world view or an organisation's values impact the news agenda. Interviewees: David Hurley and various other staff, A Current Affair; Jill Singer, formerly Seven Network; Alan Jones, Sydney 2GB; Phil Martin, SBS TV News and Current Affairs. (Commissioned by SBS Independent, in English) (Documentary Series) (Part 3)
Event Broadcast 2007-04-03 at 15:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Interviewing in journalism.
Journalists -- Attitudes.
Journalists -- Political and social views.
Journalists -- Professional ethics.
Journalists -- Psychology.
Form Streaming video
Author Fanning, E. (Ellen), director
Hurley, D. (David), contributor
Jones, Alan, contributor
Martin, Phil, contributor
Singer, Jill, contributor