Kerry O’Brien Explains the Dangers of the 24-Hour News Churn, on Uncommon Sense
Veteran ABC journalist and Walkley award winner Kerry O’Brien joins Amy Mullins to discuss his new memoir. Reflecting on the last 50 years of Australian journalism and history, he explains how he has been in the eye of the storm in witnessing the digital transformation of journalism and the instigation of the 24-hour news churn. He says that in our busy lives we do not always have permission to stop and reflect about the big issues going on. This lack of reflection can be dangerous as history has a tendency to repeat itself. He fondly remembers his time on Lateline and the joy of unpacking important issues for people to reflect upon and discuss in a palatable 30-minute timeslot. Kerry O'Brien, A Memoir is another chance to dig into our socio-political history and reflect upon our current situation. And, yes the hair is real.