Much of the media’s purpose is simply to entertain — but when it comes to the big issues that affect our world and lives, can we trust the press to prioritise the straight truth over commercial interests?

Julian Burnside, John Fairfax, Jonathan Holmes, Simon Longstaff, Catharine Lumby, Stephen Mayne and Mark Scott debate the issue of truth in media.

Peter Fray

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