Is the press brave enough to print Charlie Hebdo's covers? It seems not. And other media tidbits of the day.
In today's Media Briefs: Peter Carey's message to Fairfax ... Journos blame their subs -- on Twitter ... The Bryce ain't right ... Reporters in line for copyright windfall ... and more
"Peter Carey is a perfect example of that kind of inane literacy snobbery,” Bryce Courtenay tells Crikey, in defence of popular culture and “show-offs” like the Booker Prize winner he says have hijacked the cultural debate.
Author Peter Carey dishes out advice for wannabe scribes, comparing the training and dedication needed in writing to that of a professional sportsperson. Plus, stop watching TV. Or looking at the internet. Uh oh.
“The country’s most articulate lobby” they were called yesterday: the array of writers aligned against deregulation of Australia’s $2.5b book industry. Really? asks Bernard Keane.