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David Salter

Journalist and former Media Watch executive producer.

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Media Watch's appeal to the future of 'public interest journalism' is snobbish and unbalanced

Media Watch's appeal to the future of 'public interest journalism' is snobbish and unbalanced

David SalterJul 11, 201716 Comments

What was meant to be a "special edition" of Media Watch was actually a predictable lecturette.

It's 2017, for Christ's sake. Can we finally stop saying The Lord's Prayer in Parliament?

It's 2017, for Christ's sake. Can we finally stop saying The Lord's Prayer in Parliament?

David SalterJun 29, 201711 Comments

Our constitution mandates freedom of religion. So why do we open Parliament with a Protestant prayer?

<em>The Australian</em> claims another scalp as it hounds Press Council boss out of office

The Australian claims another scalp as it hounds Press Council boss out of office

David SalterJun 22, 201711 Comments

The Australian has run a vicious three-week campaign against Weisbrot and the McGrath appointment, and this morning the paper gloried in its kill.

News Corp makes a mess of its attempted Press Council beat-up, surprising no one

News Corp makes a mess of its attempted Press Council beat-up, surprising no one

David SalterJun 13, 2017

And Chris Mitchell's rambling piece is the icing on the cake.

The ABC can't (and shouldn't) produce more local drama content

The ABC can't (and shouldn't) produce more local drama content

David SalterJun 13, 20176 Comments

The ABC cannot produce more Australian drama for a simple reason: it's too damn expensive.

After Triggs, News Corp excited to find a different woman to attack every day in its papers

After Triggs, News Corp excited to find a different woman to attack every day in its papers

David SalterJun 5, 20179 Comments

The minions at News Corp were probably worried they'd never find another scapegoat. Bully for them.

Aww, the widdle Austwawian doesn't wike the new Pwess Council! Diddums

Aww, the widdle Austwawian doesn't wike the new Pwess Council! Diddums

David SalterJun 2, 20173 Comments

The toothless press regulator has appointed a member who is not to the taste of Boris Whittaker. Naturally The Australian is entitled to take its bat and ball and go home, and not answer to anyone at all except King Rupert.

Hanson's attack on the ABC takes a leaf out of Malcolm Fraser's book

Hanson's attack on the ABC takes a leaf out of Malcolm Fraser's book

David SalterMay 31, 201711 Comments

Pauline Hanson is not thrilled with the coverage the ABC is giving her, so she wants to cut the national broadcaster's funding. This is not a new idea.

TV journo Steve Barrett implicated in ATO sting

David SalterMay 19, 20174 Comments

Twenty-five years ago, his behaviour was the subject of a classic Media Watch gotcha.

What good is press freedom when there are no goddamn jobs?

What good is press freedom when there are no goddamn jobs?

David SalterMay 5, 20175 Comments

The Press Council are journalists' union are banging on about press freedom when they should be paying more attention to an industry on the brink.