Interview with
Michael Gawenda

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  • Published 20120306
  • ISBN: 9781921922008
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

You begin your piece with your personal experience of writing two stories that may have compromised their subjects. Did you feel you needed to reflect on those articles you’d written so long ago?

Yes I did. Those stories [about a young Greek-Australian girl and a homeless woman] had been in my mind off and on, in terms of this issue of, ‘Do journalists betray the people they write about?’ When I have thought about the issue of consent and betrayal, I often think about those stories and think, ‘Would I do them the same way?’

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