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Me Too, the media and the making of Geoffrey Rush: Trial By Media


Emily Watkins Former News Editor

Emily Watkins

Former News Editor @emilykwatkins
Emily formerly covered all things "media" for Crikey and was based in Sydney. She has previously worked for the ABC's Media Watch and reported on courts, crocodiles and occasionally UFOs for the NT News.
Georgia Wilkins News Editor

Georgia Wilkins

News Editor @georgiamareew
Georgia is a senior reporter at Crikey. Previously Georgia has worked as a journalist in Australia and overseas, including six years as a reporter for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald covering corporate misconduct, multinational tax avoidance and wrongdoing at the big end of town.
Gina Rushton Crikey contributor

Gina Rushton

Crikey contributor @ginarush
Gina Rushton is a journalist and writer who has written for BuzzFeed News, The Saturday Paper, The Australian, Meanjin and The Lifted Brow. She is a Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists media excellence award winner and Australian Human Rights Commission media award finalist for her coverage of reproductive rights.
Jacqueline Maley Sydney Morning Herald Journalist

Jacqueline Maley

Sydney Morning Herald Journalist @JacquelineMaley
Jacqueline is a columnist and senior writer for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, where she writes about politics, people and social affairs. She has also worked at The Guardian in London and at The Australian Financial Review, as well as contributing to numerous other publications including Gourmet Traveller and Marie Claire. In 2016 she won the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist.
Geoffrey Rush: Trial by Media

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This story is about reckless journalism.

About one desperate Murdoch newspaper that sacrificed tried and true practice to grab a scoop. About the damage inflicted on two people, their families and friends by that scoop, the subsequent defamation trial and the newspaper’s failed appeal.

About how this reckless act set back the Me Too movement in Australia and tarnished an industry dedicated to telling the truth.

Welcome to Geoffrey Rush: Trial by Media.

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