Posted by The Australian Financial Review on Saturday, March 03, 2019 07:33:58 The Australian has a unique view of the way in which the media shapes and shapes our society.
It’s an important, often powerful, and sometimes quite disturbing lens for our national debate.
We’ve spoken to journalists from all walks of life about the role of the media in our daily lives, and the many ways in which they shape our worldviews.
But one thing that we’ve never spoken to one another about is what it’s like to have a media outlet that doesn’t align with your political views.
There’s a new generation of journalists who are openly critical of the Australian mainstream media, and they’re taking on a lot of pressure from the government and some of its most influential politicians.
One of those, Mark Evans, is the editor of The Australian newspaper.
Mark, what’s it like to work in the media?
You’ve written extensively about the politics of the mainstream media in Australia.
How does it feel to work at an institution like The Australian?
Mark Evans: It’s been very good, I think.
I’m really proud of it.
It was quite a shock for me, coming from a left-wing perspective.
I came out of politics with a great respect for the media and for people’s rights, and that’s what I came to work for.
I really believe in the value of free speech, and it’s really great that we’re able to provide it.
There is a great tension between what’s the truth, and what’s acceptable, in the way that the Australian media presents things.
The Australian’s editorial staff is composed of journalists from a wide range of backgrounds.
It has a large number of people who have written for other newspapers and magazines, including people from the business and arts sectors.
There are also people who are academics and scientists.
What does the editorial staff of The Australia think of the political views of the people who work for it?
The editors and reporters don’t like the kind of political views expressed by the people they’re covering.
But we do our best to do our job in a fair and balanced way.
We take the views of people with different viewpoints very seriously, and we try to be fair, objective and balanced.
It sounds like a strange place to work.
What has been your experience of being part of a politically engaged and supportive environment at The Australian since you’ve started?
Mark: It was really great.
We had a wonderful atmosphere in the office, and a great team that really understood the need for us to do the right thing.
I’ve had a lot more people working for me in the last five years than I have before.
When you’re a new media organisation, there’s no one to hold you accountable.
There isn’t one who is going to say ‘We have the right views on this topic, but we need you to change our stance’.
There’s only the person who’s running the company who’s going to make that happen.
So it’s been a really wonderful place.
What have you found in your time as editor at The Australia to make you want to come back?
Mark, I don’t think I could do it all again.
I love working at The Age and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved there.
But there are lots of great challenges ahead, and I would love to have another five years of great journalism at The Anzac Day masthead.
What’s your advice to other journalists?
Mark’s advice to journalists who want to do their jobs well is to think about their audiences, not just the ones who are watching them.
If you’re writing about the issues you’re interested in, and you know your audience, you can write well.
I think that’s the most important thing, because the people you’re working with are really the people we want to listen to.
If they’re interested, and are interested in the same things you are, then they’re more likely to read the material you’re producing.
That means you can go out there and write a story and be heard.
Mark Evans is the Editor of The Anzacs Day mast head.
Mark: I love it.
I like the way it’s done. I don