Is the Australian media industry perfect? Is it pretty good, but there are a few ways it could be improved? Are there sweeping reforms crying out for attention? Is it so rotten that it needs a complete overhaul?
Most of us are probably in the middle of that spectrum - but unless you're Rupert Murdoch, you'd agree there are definitely some changes that need to be made to the way news is made and delivered in Australia.
Well, now is the time to have those opinions heard. Earlier this year you joined the call for an inquiry into our media; now the inquiry has been delivered and wants to hear from you. Click here to make your submission:
If you get your information from the media, then you're qualified to submit. You don't have to be an expert; if you're someone who cares about having access to quality information that is free of bias and misinformation, then the inquiry needs to hear from you.
It doesn't have to be a post-doctoral thesis either. A couple of paragraphs - about your experiences, your opinions, or the value to you of a free and fair press - will let the Inquiry know the overwhelming support for a better media industry.
There's a real chance this Inquiry just becomes a platform for major media outlets to say 'all is well', and there is no need for reform. Unless we are there in numbers to suggest things can be improved, nothing will change. Click here to add your voice to the call for reform, by making your own submission today:
We joined together to call for this Inquiry because we agree our media should be better: more diverse, more accurate, less biased, less sensational. This is our opportunity to help make that vision a reality, by voicing our opinions in the Inquiry we've been calling for.
Thanks for making it happen,
Ed, for the NewsStand team
PS - The deadline for submissions is October 31 - if you care about the state of the Australian media industry, make sure you
make your submission saying so before the Inquiry deadline passes!
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