James Chessell, the group executive editor of the publications, told the Weekly Beast he just wanted people to exercise civility on social media and that commentators would still be able to comment. He said he doesn’t want reporters telling people who to vote for, or writers swearing at the prime minister. “The social media policy does not stop journalists having opinions and there is a specific reference to columnists providing ‘reasonable conveyed fact-based comment’ in the document.” … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t say anything stupid’: social media minefield for journalists at Nine newspapers
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Put all these indicators together, and you start to wonder whether Donald Trump’s unlikely victory has sounded the death knell for the influence and authority of what he and his supporters scathingly call the “mainstream media”. Did the “MSM”, in particular cable TV which broadcast his every cough and spittle with almost obsessive dedication, help put him in the White House? Conversely, did the press go too far in abandoning its traditional even-handedness and unrestrainedly attacking Trump, as rightwing pundits are now suggesting? Looking forward, what will be the role of the established media as we head into the chilly waters of a choppy new era? … [Read more...] about Trump v the media: did his tactics mortally wound the fourth estate?
'But as your Prime Minister, I must do what is necessary to stop the spread of the virus and to save lives. And of course we will keep the rule of six under constant review and only keep it in place as long as is necessary.' … [Read more...] about Anyone holding a 30-man rave? Young social media users vow to ‘run riot’ this weekend before new six-person limit lockdown rules are enforced – while some venues in London are SOLD OUT already
Prof Whitty said that data suggested that without action Britain would be on a path 'extremely similar' to France where the numbers have continued to rise - cautioning that the situation was likely to be perilous all the way through to Spring … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson admits his new ‘Covid Marshals’ WON’T be able to arrest people or issue fines and can be volunteers – as ‘baffled’ police say they have ‘no idea’ what their role is
Step three: The move to step three will occur when there is a daily statewide average of five new cases over the past 14 days. The aim is for this to come into place on October 26. … [Read more...] about Myer boss reveals a glaring hole in Daniel Andrews’ roadmap out of lockdown – as new poll reveals Victorian premier’s once untouchable popularity is nosediving