Crikey's media writer Margaret Simons has been live tweeting (@margaretsimons) the proceedings from the media inquiry in Sydney this week. Yesterday she appeared before inquiry head Ray Finkelstein after lodging her own personal submission.

In an interesting exchange, Finkelstein questioned Simons on a number of subjects, including the capacity of the internet to significantly contribute to investigative journalism. The Daily Telegraph's Miranda Devine subsequently described Simons -- an award-winning author, freelance reporter and Director of the Centre for Advanced Journalism at Melbourne University amongst other things -- as "sandal-wearing freelance journalist and prolific tweeter Margaret Simons".