Andrew Fisher and the News Media

Andrew Fisher and the News Media : From Coalminer to Prime Minister

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Andrew Fisher was Australia's Prime Minister when World War I began and at the time of the Gallipoli campaign. He was a member of the Australian Labor Party and his was the first ALP government to win control of the lower house. In 1914 the ALP also had control of the upper house, the Australian Senate. A Scottish immigrant, he had worked in the hard rock gold mines at Gympie, Queensland, and had confronted the police during the 1892 Shearers' Revolt. In this 7,200-word monograph, I tell the story of his developing and successful relationship with the Australian media - radical and mainstream - during those turbulent more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 1.52mm | 113.4g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507759061
  • 9781507759066

About MR Jolyon Sykes

Jolyon Sykes is a freelance journalism researcher and research assistant. His most recent project was a joint investigation, with Dr David Blackall, into the freedom of information process in a large Australian fraud. This resulted in a publication, Blackall, David and Jolyon Sykes 2015, "The Trio Capital fraud and its victims: A study in Freedom of Information legislation failure," in Tom Felle and John Mair (Eds), FOI 10 years on: Freedom fighting or lazy journalism? Abramis Publishing, Bury St Edmunds, UK (in press). Sykes has worked as a research assistant since 1999, when he achieved a Master of Journalism from the University of Wollongong. Before that, he had worked as a magazine editor for eleven years and as manager of a magazine publisher. His first qualification was as an electrical engineer, QIT, 1970. He was born in Gympie, the principal city in Andrew Fisher's electorate, and has had a life-long interest in left-wing politics, including Andrew more