Does hearing the voices of sources change the impact of a story?
Two articles published today by The Daily Telegraph show the differences in how asylum seekers are portrayed by journalists.
New anti-association laws will make it illegal to be knowingly in company of members, former members or people involved in the running of a declared criminal organisation. While not specifically targeting motorcycle gangs, the Criminal Organisations Control Bill has been dubbed ‘anti-bikie laws’ by several journalists.
News has emerged today that North Korea intends to direct their forthcoming missile launch towards South-East Asia and Australia. The warning came from Senior US official Kurt Campbell, to Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, and was reported by Fairfax Media. What wasn’t told is how Campbell acquired this information.
The arrest of Malcolm Naden yesterday has spurred a waterfall of stories, including traditional reporting, time-lines, features, summaries, letters and comparisons to Ned Kelly.
A recent comment from Opposition leader Tony Abbott that: “These are Indonesian flagged, Indonesian crewed, Indonesian home ported vessels that are coming from Indonesia. Of course they can go back to Indonesia.” has spawned two very differently framed articles.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s proposal for resolving the asylum seeker ‘issue’ has recently come under heavy criticism from Indonesia’s Foreign Minister, Marty Natelagawa, as being diplomatically “impossible.”