Comments Policy

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The Failed Estate, a blog about media and journalism, is an open forum and comments are welcome.  After all, the intention of the blog is to act as a fulcrum to debate.

As always, though, and entirely consistent with legacy  media editorial policies, there are rules of engagement:

  • All comments are vetted before publication, just as are letters to the editor in any newspaper.
  • Comments must be on topic.
  • Anonymous comments are discouraged.
  • The editor has the discretion not to publish comments if they contain abuse, stereotyping, aggression, personal attacks or are overly long or repetitious.
  • Hobbyhorses and obsessions are discouraged. Make your point and move on.
  • If you disagree with non-publication of your comment, no correspondence will be entered in to. My blog, my discretion. That’s what editors do.

3 thoughts on “Comments Policy

  1. Hi Jim, I have set up my own blog. Want to have a comments policy just like yours. 90% like yours. 90% your text. Can I get your permission to use it coz I love it.

  2. Pleased to have discovered this blog – very important to have discussion of the lamentable state of Australia’s media.
    As a minor financial supporter of the project it was a bonus to find a link to “Outfoxed ten years on”. Doesn’t seem like a decade has passed. Brave New Films still making great material and still worthy of support.

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