Book

Black Saturday: In the media spotlight

D Muller, M Gawenda

Cussonia Press | Published : 2011

Abstract

"This book is full of riveting stories - from the journalists, photographers and camera crews who reported the Black Saturday fires, and from the survivors who suddenly found themselves in the media spotlight. The views of both the media and the survivors are poignant, revealing and surprising. The book reveals the pressures on media professionals working during Black Saturday and its aftermath, the ethical standards they set themselves as they went about their work, and the impact on them personally of covering what was Australia's worst peace-time disaster. And the survivors talk about what it was like to be in the media spotlight when they were still dazed and shocked and just starting to..

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