Feral Media? The Chamberlain Case, 40 Years On


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Release date 04-2021
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781922454454
ISBN10 1922454451

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How wrong can we be when we’re sure we know? Very wrong — as the Chamberlain Case should always remind us.

Belinda Middleweek investigates the media’s and opinion leaders’ highly excited treatment of Azaria Chamberlain’s disappearance, drawing on interviews with journalists; analysis of television, radio and newspaper archives; and never-before-published activist pamphlets and newsletters.

She situates the Chamberlain Case in contemporary media debates about #Megxit, trolling, Insta-celebrity and hashtag activism.

Are the media and quick-on-the-draw commentators today any less feral or indulgent? You be the judge.

‘Feral Media is deeply researched, well written, convincingly argued … it deserves to be widely read.’ — Emeritus Professor Graham Seal, AM.

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Weight 1 kg

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Belinda Middleweek

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