|A slightly different angle,|
but it is coffee, at 6.12am
|Kookaburras sit...at 6.12am-ish|
Two good examples too on the Fairfax SMH and the News Ltd Australian; the NSW-focussed story on the ICAC hearing on a former NSW politician but one that drew in former premiers in Iemma and Carr in the SMH; and an analysis of the WA election over the weekend where the Liberal Party retained government in the national daily.
All good stuff. I also managed to meet up with friend and tweepster Susan Hetherington (yes, her blog yesterday) for a quick early lunch. Susan lectures in journalism so presents the 'other' side of the politics/media conundrum. As always, nothing is ever cut and dried, black and white. (Though these days, it is never 'shades of grey'.)
A smaller class today but that offers the chance to do some things in more detail, taking time to stop along the way to explain, discuss, compare. It is a luxury to teach small classes I realise, but a pleasure nonetheless.
|An angle at South Bank, at 6.12pm|
Coming home on the bus I caught up with the news that four Australian cricketers were dropped from the team for not submitting homework, or somesuch. Oh my, has it come to this?
Media is ubiquitous, we all use it, we are all engaged or otherwise by it. It is something I'm never short of material to discuss anyway. Unlike the Boomtown Rats of my youth, I do like Mondays.