Mar 23, 2012

Schembri watch … mapping media … Apple’s story …

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Ramadge won’t comment on CrikeyAs the week draws to end it’s time to update Crikey readers on the fate of former Age film critic Jim Schembri. On Wednesday, fearless ABC broadcaster Jon Faine decided to grill Age editor Paul Ramadge on the “interesting little tiff” which saw Schembri “resign” from his prized gig after 28 years at the paper.

“Jim was a long standing employee at The Age,  he had a distinctive and treasured voice in many ways over many years. But, after discussions Jim has decided…he resigned…and he’s moving into different areas,” Ramadge explained. Faine pressed: “C’mon tell us what really happened.” Ramadge: “Well that’s what happened” Faine: “It’s been widely re-reported, don’t you want to acknowledge the background to this?”

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3 thoughts on “Schembri watch … mapping media … Apple’s story …

  1. klewso

    “Journalism and ethics” – oh for the good old days when they cared about appearances and at least looking like they took their role of keeping the public fully and frankly informed seriously – rather than today’s norm of thinking their prejudice, opinion and interpretation of events matters more than the story and using their position of influence to control dissemination of “news”, to play politics?

  2. chazzai

    Any readers who make it this far and haven’t clicked on the link to the breakfast show weather, do it now, it’s worth the effort.

  3. icer

    Thanks Chazzai, loved the weather girl explaining that it wasn’t actually the animals sending those tweets.

    Is anyone else disappointed that Jim Schembri’s adventures aren’t part of some post-new media experiment in irony regarding a film critic who doesn’t like criticism?

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