Commercial media is definitely a world of its own, it is basically all about money and power. I did not realise how much the commercial media outlets own, they have money is all different types of businesses, and when they own so much they are able to exercise even more control. From what Dr Redman was saying in today’s lecture commercial media does seem rather corrupt, with more of a concentration on profits then social responsibility. The big question is if commercial media will be able to deliver both commercially (profits) and socially (public trust), or is it just all about the money?
We also discussed government content control, this scares me. I know compared to a lot of other countries Australia has great freedom, but at the same time we are very regulated and controlled. If content was to be controlled in Australia we would miss out on a lot of important information. Government content control always makes me wonder what the government is trying to hide from us.