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Prue Torney-Parlicki

Prue Torney-Parlicki’s books include Somewhere in Asia: War, journalism and Australia’s neighbours, 1941–75 (2001) and Behind the news : A biography of Peter Russo (2005).

Prue Torney-Parlicki reviews ‘Turning off the Television: Broadcasting’s uncertain future’ by Jock Given and ‘Media mania: Why our fear of modern media is misplaced’ by Hugh Mackay

August 2003, no. 253 01 August 2003
At a recent Australian Broadcasting Authority conference, federal communications minister Senator Richard Alston conceded that the early adoption of digital television in Australia had been ‘modest’. More impartial observers of the transition to digital broadcasting in Australia have been less restrained. ‘A digital dead-end’ and ‘dismal failure’ are representative of recent media comm ... (read more)