Thursday, 13 May 2010

Credit where it’s due

Regular readers of this blog will well know the problem I have with how The Townsville Bulletin portrays the youth crime issue and, in the process, young people generally.

But today they are running an excellent piece by Glenn Dawes, Assoc. Prof., Sociology and Criminology at JCU – I recommend it.

Congratulations to the Bulletin for publishing a balanced perspective on the issue. The big question now is whether they actually absorb any of the article and adopt a similarly balanced approach to their reporting of youth crime on the front pages in the future.

1 comment:

Slim Cayenne said...

great article by Glen Dawes; the challenge was there for the TB to run at least the start of the article on page one and continue it on say, page three - that might have been 'balanced reporting', but they squibbed it. The door is still way open for Mooney and Jones to bang the law & order drum loud and long, but it will be banging against those who will vote for these two right wing. How will the electorate choose? conservatives