All reporters named below were sent a complimentary copy of "Murder by Media, death of Democracy in Australia" a week before the launch on 22nd January 1999.
Only one attended. 50 press releases were sent to the media the day before the launch on 21st January 1999. Not one journalist representing the mainstream appeared despite nothing of significance happening on Friday 22nd January 1999.
Note how the Australian media are significant by their absence.
have they contacted the author?
|Michael Duffy||News Limited||None||None|
|Brian Wiltshire||Radio 2GB, Sydney||Yes||One hour interview on air - Friday 22nd January 1999|
|Stan Zemanek||Radio 2UE||None||None|
|Alan Jones||Radio 2UE||None (believed to be on leave)||None|
|Nicolas Rothwell||The Australian||Contact made by letter - wants to follow up||None as yet.|
|Paul Sheehan||Sydney Morning Herald||Preparing article after book withdrawn on 9th February 1999||None as yet|
|Howard Sattler||Radio 6PR, Perth||Yes||Interview on air - 1st February 1999|
|Jeff Sommerfeld||The Courier-Mail||None||None|
|Mark Hinchliffe||Queensland Times||Wanted to run short 3cm article before launch - referring to a book "full of conspiracy theories" - embargo enforced.||None|
|Mike Knowling||The Ipswich Advertiser||Yes||Only newspaper outside "The Strategy" to cover the book.|
|Jeremy Cordeaux||Radio 5DN||Radio interview on 18th February 1999 - after book withdrawn by Dymocks||Talkback Tuesday 26th January 1999 with Hinch|
|Paddy McGuiness||Sydney Morning Herald||None||None|
|Ray Platt||The Strategy||Excellent||Article run|
|Ian McNamara||Australia all Over, ABC||None||None|
|Peter Westmore||B A Santa Maria's News weekly||Yes - only media to attend launch||Review being prepared|
|Robert Bolton||Radion National, ABC||None||None|
|JG Estiot||Media Watch||Yes||Coverage on web page|
|Bob Djurdjevic||Truth in Media||Yes||Coverage on web page|
|JOHN SCHOLEY||The Western Goals Institute, London, UK||Yes||Sending review to many papers|
|Bob Francis||Radio 5AA||None||None|
|Neil Mitchell||Radio 3AW||None||None|
|Steve Price||Radio 3AW||None||None|
|Kerry O'Brien||7.30 Report||None||None|
|Today Show||Today Show||None||None|
|Deb Richards||Media Watch (ABC)||None||None|
|Four Corners||Four Corners||None||None|
|Bob Ledwidge||Media Resources||Yes||Report being prepared|
|Steven T Slatem||Intellitech Media, Prague, Czech Republic||Yes||Report being prepared|