Australia’s media: Just another corporate interest, one that leaks journalism as a byproduct

Do we have a commercial media in Australia, or just corporations that accidentally produce journalism while using their influence to dictate policy?

The past few weeks have not been kind to Australia’s three largest media companies.

  • Bernard Keane
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Kerry Stokes’ Seven network, which the stock market is currently valuing at 25 cents a share, has been exposed for providing accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann with luxury accommodation for a year in exchange for what has turned out to be an ill-fated interview with the Spotlight program.

This is the same network that was in the corner of accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith, and which has been furiously fighting to keep its…

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