Scrublands – Question 4

Chris Hammer’s experience as a reporter brought added detail to Martin’s character. What did you learn about the life of a journalist through Martin’s story?
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Monika
Monika
12 days ago

I hadn’t realised that life as a reporter was so boring for long parts of the job.

Steph
Steph
9 days ago

Don’t think I ‘learnt’ it, but did seem to strengthen my belief that journalist lack some form of empathy for the people in their stories.

Shelley
Shelley
9 days ago

It is a cut throat business. And the old “never let the truth get in the way of a good story” still applies.

Shar
Shar
9 days ago

This story does nothing to improve the general opinion of journalists. The deadlines and the pursuit of the almighty dollar is more important than the devastation left behind when the facts are misreported. A retraction on page five will never undo the damage from a page one report. Is it just enough to stop a lawsuit?

Tammy
Tammy
9 days ago

It is somewhat surprising that the media companies didn’t have more of an obligation to support their staff. I would have thought that the unfair dismissal laws would have stopped Martin from actually being fired.

Sam
Sam
4 days ago

Life as a journalist seems to be tough, as not being biased as well as printing the truth, and staying honest appears to be clouded at times by misinformation. Journalism offers an insight into incidents that occur, but can often be inflated by sensationalism to sell stories. This is often seen on the news and in newspapers. This was depicted by the careful editing to make Martin look like an idiot by channel 10 and Doug.