Jun 12, 2014

Media briefs: anonymous reviews … Seven problems … paper trails …

Are book reviews written by anonymous reviewers fair? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Who wrote this crap? Discontent is building afresh in Oz lit circles around The Saturday Paper’s practice of using unsigned book reviews. When editor Erik Jensen announced the move, designed to allow reviewers to more easily tell the truth, there were questions about its fairness. And also why other artistic reviews like theatre weren’t included in the deal. The issue has come round again because of rather dismissive review about Angela Meyer’s new short-story collection, Captives.


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