with John Pilger
Melbourne Press Club on Mar 1, 2018
“John Pilger has always been hopelessly romantic about journalism, he told a 2 March Press Club lunch, and the day he got a cadetship on the Daily Telegraph was one of the happiest of his life.
“While the media of the time was highly formulaic, Pilger counts himself lucky to have built his career in Fleet Street in an era when there was space for dissenting journalism.
““Today corporatism runs through everything like a kind of slick” and largely determines the decisions those who run the media make – “that business-friendly equals good,” he told moderator Michael Bachelard.”
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