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.