Listen to Why can’t our news media grasp complexity?49:177 December 2023

Jess and Rachel are joined by Crikey media reporter Daany Saeed to discuss laws in relation to indefinite detention, illegal migration and how the media sensationalises fragments of full stories to create catchy headlines.
The team also talk about the Walkley Awards and the controversy around the nomination of the Bruce Lehrmann interview as a “scoop”.
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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.