Listen to How did the media perform on the Voice referendum?44:0019 October 2023

Charlie is joined by returning guest host Rachel Withers of The Monthly. Together they talk to the Centre for Advancing Journalism's media ethics expert and Senior Research Fellow, Dr Denis Muller. 

They discuss the rise of Trumpism, the requirement for balanced reporting, the separation of opinion and news, and the Australian media's approach to political reporting in the wake of the referendum.

Rachel and Charlie also explore the aftermath of The Voice to Parliament referendum, looking at where the 'Yes' votes polled the highest and how the media can misconstrue data and statistics in their reporting.

About this program

We live in a media saturated world. The news cycle travels at lightning speed and is impossible to ignore. Spin Cycle aims to make sense of the 24/7 updates and hot takes we are bombarded with from media outlets, politicians and pundits all trying to own the narrative.