Convergence Review

Recently the Australian Government requested a convergence review. In part this was prompted by the problems of media self regulation but also due to the blurring of news media outlets with the rise of the internet and digital televison. Read the following two articles about the converegence review and then answer the questions:

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What are some of the problems identified by the convergence review?
Why is it suggested that the changes will never be implemented?
What is a CSE?
How do you think media operators might respond to this review?

For more information go to the following link: http://www.corrs.com.au/thinking/insights/convergence-review-interim-report-recommendations-risk-further-uncertainty/
For a podcast on cross media ownership you can listen to this podcast from the ABC: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2012/02/rnd_20120201_1833.mp3
After listening to the podcast – summarize the interview with Malcolm Turnbull and his thoughts on media ownership.

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Regulating the media

A good article from the Sydney Morning Herald (a broadsheet) about the role of the Press Council in regulating media. You could reference this article if you decide to answer questions about media ethics.

Media Inquiry _ Hywood on Free Press