Media Accountability in a Liberal Democracy
An Examination of the Harlot's Prerogative


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List of Tables and Figures

TABLES

 

Table 1.1:

Voters' Main Source of News

Table 2.1:

Journalism Professionals' Statements Identifying Those to Whom the Media Owe Accountability

Table 2.2:

Journalism Professionals' Statements Identifying the Values, Behaviours and Effects for Which the Media should be Held Accountable

Table 3.1:

Journalists' Attitudes to Certain Ethical Issues

Table 3.2:

Circumstances in Which Certain Activities are Justified (Journalists)

Table 3.3:

Journalists' Perceptions of Journalists as Truth-Tellers

Table 3.4:

Comparison of Journalists' Attitudes in Us, Britain, Germany And Australia

Table 3.5:

Voters' Perceptions of Journalists

Table 3.6:

Voters' Attitudes to Certain Ethical Issues

Table 3.7:

Circumstances in Which Certain Activities are Justified (Voters)

Table 3.8:

Voters' Perceptions of Journalists as Truth-Tellers

Table 3.9:

Comparison of Journalists' and Voters' Attitudes on Certain Ethical Issues

Table 3.10:

Comparison of Journalists' and Voters' Perceptions of Journalists as Truth-Tellers

Table 3.11:

Proportion of Australian Voters Who Say Journalists Have High or Very High Standards of Ethics or Honesty

Table 4.1:

Journalists' Assessment of Journalists' Performance

Table 4.2:

Importance U.S. and Australian Journalists Assign to Various Media Roles

Table 4.3:

Voters' Assessment of Journalists' Performance

Table 4.4:

Comparison of Journalists' and Voters' Assessment of Media Performance

Table 5.1:

Total Complaints against Commercial Broadcasters Investigated by the ABA 2000-2003

Table 5.2:

Outcomes of News and Current Affairs Complaints against Commercial Broadcasters 2000-2003

Table 5.3:

Outcomes of Complaints against News and Current Affairs Programs by Complaint Type 2000-2003

Table 5.4:

Journalists' Rating of the Australian Broadcasting Authority

Table 5.5:

Voters' Awareness of Where to Go to Complain About a Journalist's Performance (ABA)

Table 6.1:

Pattern of Complaints Adjudicated by the Australian Press Council 1993-2002

Table 6.2:

Outcomes of Complaints Adjudicated by the Australian Press Council 1993-2000

Table 6.3

Satisfaction Levels of Complainants and Respondents about the Australian Press Council's Complaint Outcomes

Table 6.4:

Complainants' Attitudes to the Way The Australian Press Council Conducted its Hearings and Arrived at Outcomes

Table 6.5:

Journalists' Rating of The Australian Press Council

Table 6.6:

Voters' Awareness of Where to Go to Complain about a Journalist's Performance (Press Council)

Table 7.1:

Pattern of Complaints Dealt With by the MEAA Ethics Panel, Victoria, 1993-2002

Table 7.2:

Journalists' Rating of the MEAA Ethics Panel

Table 7.3:

Voters' Awareness of Where to Go to Complain about a Journalist's Performance (MEAA)

Table 7.4:

Journalists' Rating of Media Watch

Table 7.5:

Voters' Awareness of Where to Go to Complain about a Journalist's Performance (Media Watch)

Table 8.1:

Pattern Of Complaints to the ABC concerning News and Current Affairs Programs, 2001-2002

Table 8.2:

Pattern of Complaints to the ABC concerning News and Current Affairs Programs, 2003

Table 10.1:

Journalists' Views of the 'Chilling Effect' of Defamation Laws

Table 10.2:

Journalists' Views of Compensation for Defamation When Media Have Taken Due Care

Table 10.3:

Journalists' Views of Compensation for Defamation When Media Have Not Taken Due Care

Table 10.4:

Public's Views of Compensation for Defamation When Media Have Taken Due Care

Table 10.5:

Public's Views of Compensation for Defamation When Media Have Not Taken Due Care

Table 11.1:

A Fragmented System of Media Accountability

FIGURES
Figure 10.1: Number of Defamation Actions against Fairfax 1989-2004
Figure 10.2: Costs of Defamation Actions to Fairfax 1989-2004
   


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