Last week was a week of firsts for me: first time mentioned in The Age, first time a photo of me was printed in The Age, first time I have spoken on radio (3AW) and first time I’ve appeared on national television (The Project, Network Ten). As regular readers of this blog will know, I’ve done a bit of media training but haven’t had much of a chance to put it into practice. Now at least I’ve done these things once, I’ll have a better chance of preparing and understanding what’s required for next time 🙂
Journalists who tackle drug stories often get a bad rap – they are often accused of sensationalist, one-sided reporting. I want to congratulate the journalists I worked with on these stories as I feel they represented my views accurately. While there is always a dose more ‘drama’ in these stories than I am comfortable with, I don’t think these stories were over sensationalised and they were largely accurate in their reporting. So, thanks to the journalists involved. Looking forward to working with you again in future.
Read The Age article: original link, archived link.
Listen to the 3AW radio segment: original link, archived link.
Watch The Project: original link (it’s after the ‘global news’ segment), archived link.
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Immensely proud of you. 🙂
Thanks Ronald 🙂 All of everyone’s lovely comments makes the tough parts worth it!
It also takes a lot of guts for the researchers to be vocal in the media as well.
Congrats… look forward to seeing you take on more of this kind of stuff 🙂
I will be posting this to the blog as I feel like a window has been pushed open a lot wider, as we now have another example of high quality reporting in a landscape bloated with hypocrisy and hyperbole. Excellent work Monica and I too look forward to an increased presence of this type of media. Sincerely, LS