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Catharine Lumby

Writer and Professor of Media at Macquarie University

Catharine Lumby is a writer and Professor of Media at Macquarie University. Her book Gotcha: Life in a Tabloid World examined the effect of 24 hour news cycles on politics.

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The Media's Not A Circus That Casts Pollies As Clowns

The traditional media might still be obsessed with opinion polls, and media commentators can bang on all they want about their own predictions, but the people are truly speaking. It turns out they have a sense of humour, they're mostly pretty smart and they've been seeing through this whole media and democracy circus for some time.
16/09/2015 5:30 AM AEST
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